line of descent

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Their data demonstrated that there is a transgenerational transmission via the maternal, but not the paternal, line of descent.
This suggests that part of the genetic overlap observed between some modern dogs and wolves is the result of interbreeding after dog domestication, not a direct line of descent from one group of wolves.
Horse racing had first come to Ely on May 30, 1855, and the racecourse was in direct line of descent from the one at Heath Farm.
the line of descent between persons of the same lineage) is considered a citizen of Western Armenia (Hayrenik)".
Its outcome was at best mixed: The line of descent was preserved (Hassan was the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed), but Hassan gave up rule over the Muslim community to Muawiyah and was years later almost certainly poisoned on Muawiyah's orders.
As Llewelyn is also the great-gandson of Rhodri Mawr (12 'greats'), George is in the direct line of descent of Rhodri and his Welsh predecessors - records of which go back to the Roman times - which ended in 5th century.
He persuades the London Philharmonic Orchestra both to nobility and joyousness, and quite properly underlines the Wagnerian sources of Humperdinck's inspiration (Irmgard Vilsmaier's portrayal of the Mother is directly in line of descent from the Ring's Erda and Fricka).
She is also 38th in direct line of descent from Egbert, King of Wessex from 802 and King of England from 827 to 839.
They were the empire's historical memory, and their quipus were learned and inherited according to a family line of descent.
Under Japan's imperial system, which dates back to the fifth century and has been perpetuated by a male line of descent, there have been eight female monarchs among 125 emperors who existed, including legendary ones, before the current law went into force in 1947.
However, Honor Eraser's recent exhibition of punk-rock ephemera--which showcased the collection of Toby Mott, who also organized the show--reminded us to what extent a cartoonish element was part of punk from the start, and that this in no way betrays its direct line of descent from Futurism and Surrealism to Dadaism on down to Situationism (as theorized in Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces, for example).
This line of descent from Hammett tends to align the eccentric figures of the tradition--Highsmith, for example--who are, perhaps not coincidentally, the most beloved by crime fiction's anthologists.
Well, first of all, there is a direct line of descent of gameplay ideas from the old days where 'kill-or-be-killed' was easier to make than complex simulations.
And, the spoon provides a smooth line of descent, consistently feeding the material at a specific speed and direction to minimize impact in the loading zone.
Hussein's family claims a line of descent from the Islamic prophet Muhammad and Ismail, son of the biblical prophet Abraham.