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(evolutionary biology) Structural or behavioural similarity in terms of functions between unrelated species or organisms but do not share a common ancestral or developmental origin


Word origin: from Greek analogia (ratio, correspondence)


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What is Epidermis,Hypodermis and endodermis of plants?

... understand the following points clearly! :-)) 1) Epidermis: Outermost protective thin layer of the stem(just like the epidermis of or skin-kind-of-analogy!) Note:- Hypodermis and endodermis are the layers present in the cortex region of a stem 2) Hypodermis: This layer consists of collenchymatous ...

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by Athira
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What is Epidermis,Hypodermis and endodermis of plants?
Replies: 2
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Re: Diffusion and concentration gradient

1) the answer of Arlen1991 is completely irrelevant to your question! 2) Darby's analogy is perfect 3) it's simply about entropy . The molecules move randomly in any direction without any knowledge of presence of other molecules (alike or different). So just by ...

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by JackBean
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diffusion and concentration gradient
Replies: 7
Views: 9674

Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... issue. Genetic recombination does not justify the existence of genders, it can work without them. To demonstrate the concept, let me use an analogy: Let's say we have a book and then 10000 monks copy it, one after another. The end result will certainly lack a considerable amount of information ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 14530

Re: Explain why Genetic Code is called "Rosetta Stone" of life?

... answer was correct but not the answer to that question. You really just described the process and did not relate it to Rosetta Stone. I think this analogy is dumb anyway. Sorry you missed the question.

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by Tbuie
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Explain why Genetic Code is called "Rosetta Stone" of life?
Replies: 11
Views: 11124


... anaphase I. If crossing over was exactly the same in every cell in meiosis I and there was no independent segregation, then we could draw a simple analogy between segregation of homologous chromosomes in anaphase I and separation of recombinant and non-recombinant chromatid in anaphase II. Being ...

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by leeroykincaid
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: independent assortment
Replies: 2
Views: 5724
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