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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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However, it remained unclear how the various progenitors can be distinguished at the molecular level, and what molecular mechanisms promote specification into a particular heart region or cardiac lineage.
To determine whether spatial segregation of lineages varied over time, we replicated our spatial segregation analyses incorporating time.
In addition, private interests within the lineage also had their parts to play, and theft and embezzlement were not uncommon.
Shenhui was so successful in this endeavor that the vast majority of Chan lineages since that time have traced themselves back to Huineng rather than Faru, Shenxiu, or Xuanze.
Elucidation of the cellular, molecular, and biochemical and sensory processing mechanisms governing the proliferative, regenerative, lineage determination, and developmental capacities of these sensory cells and tissues.
Abundant data from the Ming dynasty onward enable Szonyi to survey the historical evolution of lineages through ancestral halls, where agnatic kinsmen perform rituals before the ancestors' spirit tablets.
Among other species, cell lineages have been described only to a limited extent in Microcyema vespa and Pseudicyema truncatum (Lameere, 1919; McConnaughey, 1938; Schartau, 1940; Nouvel, 1947; Bogomolov, 1970; Lapan and Morowitz, 1975).
Because until recently there had been no breeding between the three lineages, offspring from crosses between lineages will be free of inbreeding.
Its significance indicates that the slopes of individual lineages vary, i.
Up to 8 lineages of WNV, based on genetic differences, have been proposed (7,2) (Table 1).
It argues that many of the tropics' species-rich lineages originated there and were slow in colonizing the temperate zones that have killer winters.
15) These lineages, or haplogroups, are defined by specific restriction fragment length polymorphisms and base pair deletions.