Example sentences for: deleterious

How can you use “deleterious” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It creates a deleterious effect on cognitive functions such as consciousness, orientation, perception, attention, short-term memory, judgment and abstract thinking [ 1, 2].

  • The rub, however, is that fitness-enhancing mutations are a small minority, and the preponderance of deleterious mutations means that RNA viruses live on the edge of survival (Domingo 2000).

  • Because deleterious mutations of Tlr4 have become fixed spontaneously in two strains of mice, we considered it possible that other functionally important mutations might be identified in mice and humans.

  • For example, the uniparental (maternal) mode of inheritance of both mitochondria and insect endosymbionts may reflect host defense against invasion by foreign microbes with strong deleterious effects, which spread more easily under biparental inheritance (Law and Hutson 1992).

  • However, the most obvious models for the deleterious effects of aneuploidy should instead depend on the total number of genes.


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