Example sentences for: parsimonious

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  • We used the full model framework (equations 4) to identify the most parsimonious model of the dynamics at each trophic level.

  • At present, the second and more parsimonious possibility has not been rigorously excluded.

  • The most parsimonious explanation to be drawn from candidates with no significant matches to any metazoan genes is that they arose by horizontal gene transfer from a non-metazoan pool, as opposed to multiple independent gene losses in the metazoan lineages.

  • The adjusted analyses involved the composite variables described in the Methods section with the purpose of constructing the most parsimonious model.

  • Three scenarios can explain the presence in species A of a gene which is absent in species B and C: first, the gene was present in the common ancestor of the species A, B, and C, and has then been independently lost in species B and C; second, the gene has been acquired by the common ancestor of species A and B, and then lost in species B; and third, the gene has been recently acquired by species A. The last hypothesis is the most parsimonious explanation if one considers that the acquisition of a gene is at least as probable as a loss.

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