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Analogous Structures



(evolutionary biology) Structures of different species having similar or corresponding function but not from the same evolutionary origin


Analogous structures pertain to the various structures in different species having the same appearance, structure or function but have evolved separately, thus do not share common ancestor.

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Human and Elephants fingers..?

... where what structure is elephants and humans fingers? Like are they analogous, mimic, homologous, vestigial structures?

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by opalrojek
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Human and Elephants fingers..?
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Year 12 exam help

... wings to fly through the air and then asks what it is an example of a) Analogous Structures b) Homologous Structures c) Continuous Structures d) Discontinuous Structures I ...

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by Rose165
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Year 12 exam help
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on phylogeny / what are we ?

... it may be that many such groupings may be based on character states for analogous rather than homologous structures.

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by aptitude
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: on phylogeny / what are we ?
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... genome reorganization eliminates the misfits whose new genetic structures are non-functional. In this sense, natural selection plays an ... result of cellular action on the genome. These natural processes are analogous to human genetic engineering, and their activity in genome evolution ...

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by scottie
Mon May 23, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... mutants lacking the sequence for important stem-and-loop secondary structures repeatedly reconstructed them via nonhomologous recombination ... ± or even never ± be found to recombine in nature. This difference is analogous to the important distinction between the rate of mutation and the ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
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