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The Processes of Degeneration and Reduction

Postby Bernd90 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:45 pm

Hey guys,

Does anyone of you know the difference(s) between "degeneration" and "reduction" as evolutionary processes? I have to be able to define and understand these two terms for an exam I have to sit soon, however, I haven´t yet been able to find any useful information.

If anyone were to help me with this that would be fantastic.

Kind Regards,

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Postby JackBean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:00 pm

My guess would be that degeneration is qualitative while reduction is quantitative (even in metrics), but I have never heard about it in relation with evolution.

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