Examples of genus in a Sentence
the crime novel, written from the criminal's perspective, is sometimes seen as a particular species of the detective story genus
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Cladosporium, a genus of fungi, is the predominant mold.
But, in this study, five of the 10 most common species of bacteria in the sponges were kinds that can potentially cause infections, including three species in the Acinetobacter genus, for instance, which can cause pneumonia.
Enterococcus is a large genus of bacteria found in the human intestine and in human sewage pollution.
Based on isolated teeth and a bone fragment, the new genus and species was first described by Italian paleontologists in 2006.
The first specimen of Camarasaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from Montana: the northernmost occurrence of the genus.
This is a hugely useful and varied species of the genus Ocimum, varying in flavors and aromas.
Within the genus are deep reds, bright pinks, whites and bicolors.
They team found that these cockroaches emerge at dusk to eat pollen from many native plant species, including evening primrose, and lay their eggs, or ootecae, only on a genus of bromeliad plants called Puya.
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Synonymsbracket, category, classification, division, family, class, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank (s), rubric, set, species, tier, type
Related Wordsdescription, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title
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biology : a group of related animals or plants that includes several or many different species
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