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lineage

[′lin·ē·ij]
(genetics)
Individual descended from a common progenitor.
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Nobody beneath the nobleman, or the gentleman of ancient lineage, so much as thought of buying a modern picture.
Traders and makers of all kinds of commodities have effected a revolution in the picture-world, never dreamed of by the noblemen and gentlemen of ancient lineage, and consistently protested against to this day by the very few of them who still remain alive.
To which Don Quixote replied, "She is not of the ancient Roman Curtii, Caii, or Scipios, nor of the modern Colonnas or Orsini, nor of the Moncadas or Requesenes of Catalonia, nor yet of the Rebellas or Villanovas of Valencia; Palafoxes, Nuzas, Rocabertis, Corellas, Lunas, Alagones, Urreas, Foces, or Gurreas of Aragon; Cerdas, Manriques, Mendozas, or Guzmans of Castile; Alencastros, Pallas, or Meneses of Portugal; but she is of those of El Toboso of La Mancha, a lineage that though modern, may furnish a source of gentle blood for the most illustrious families of the ages that are to come, and this let none dispute with me save on the condition that Zerbino placed at the foot of the trophy of Orlando's arms, saying,
Do not through delicacy reject the better man, and take the worst out of respect for his lineage, because he is of more royal blood."
I must attribute it, with your father, to the blood in my veins, although I would not impeach my lineage willingly; for it is all that is left me to boast of.
Such a personage was fawned upon in Arthur's realm and reverently looked up to by everybody, even though his dispositions were as mean as his intelligence, and his morals as base as his lineage. There were times when HE could sit down in the king's presence, but I couldn't.
Lineage-specific probability surfaces showed separate, distinct peaks for lineages Ib, IIa, and IIb (Figure 1).
Since the skin feeders have the same kind of scraper teeth, researchers speculate they come from a lineage intermediate between ancient, egg-laying lineages of caecilians and more-recent lineages bearing live young.--S.
Evolutionary studies of reproductively heterogeneous taxa are especially relevant to understanding this phenomenon because they yield valuable insights into the generation of asexual lineages, their genotypic diversity and their evolutionary persistence compared to sexual relatives.
AFI women wished to maintain their traditional statuses within their lineages and contract legal marriages without risk to their personal and inherited wealth.
Robotics and automation, cornerstones of the organisation's innovation strategy, are featured across 17 of Lineages facilities, maximising efficiency, increasing capacity and allowing better product flow throughout the store.
Numerous tools now exist that make in silico predictions of lineages within the complex from whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data using a variety of approaches, including the detection of single SNPs from both unassembled and mapped genomes, comparison of de Brujin graphs, and MinHash-based comparisons (11-14).