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lin·e·age

(lin'ē-ăj),
Descent in a line from a common progenitor or source.
[O. Fr. ligne, line of descent]

lineage

(lĭn′ē-ĭj)
n.
1.
a. Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
b. Derivation.
2. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.

lineage

(lĭn′ē-ĭj) [ME. linage]
A group of individuals, animals, cells, or genes that share a common ancestor.

lineage

a common line of descent from ancient ancestors to modern forms.
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The six chapters of the book take pains to trace the rise of the lineage and especially the difficulties it encountered along its march to domination.
WNV lineages 1-4 and putative lineage 6 have been detected in Europe, but only WNV lineage 1a has spread across the American continents.
Although Cole does not argue for or against the historicity of Faru himself, he does argue that Faru's biography was a conscious creation, which drew on pre-existing lineages in order to allow Shaolin monastery to co-opt the authenticity of this extra-textual transmission.
Emperor and ancestor; state and lineage in South China.
This includes, but is nor limited to, the study of general mechanisms of pattern formation and cell lineage, neural crest development, cell specification, differentiation, migration, and fate in early development of many organs/systems such as limb, nervous system, immune system, and heart.
At a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, the 12 participating members of the committee confirmed its tentative recommendation made at the February meeting that the influenza B strain in the vaccine be switched from one with a Victoria lineage to one with a Yamagata lineage.
Lineages and genealogies entered Fujian with Han Chinese migrants in the tenth century.
The current population of wolves originated from three independent captive lineages with each having only two or three founders captured during the 1960s and 1970s from northern Mexico and southern Arizona.
The subdivision of his 417 lineages into three status groups is questionable, in that in a significant number of cases the appearance of the same name in the three catasti reflects the persistence of a nuclear family over time -- with the frequent recurrence of a single name -- rather than proliferating branches of a clan, which for Molho defines the importance of a lineage.
For example, for the first time scientists will be able to determine when particular hESCs in culture have differentiated into mesoderm, endoderm or ectoderm lineages or remain undifferentiated, without having to kill the cells to analyze them.
Comprehensive studies on phylogenetic relatedness of WNV strains have showed that WNV can be grouped into 5 lineages.
It argues that many of the tropics' species-rich lineages originated there and were slow in colonizing the temperate zones that have killer winters.