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Sparse

sparse

1. Thinly scattered; set or planted here and there; not being dense or close together; as, a sparse population.

2. (Science: botany) Placed irregularly and distantly; scattered; applied to branches, leaves, peduncles, and the like.

Origin: L. Sparsus, p.p. Of spargere to strew, scatter. Cf. Asperse, Disperse.


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Re: A little help

... gradually lost that function. 5) Any and all vestigial structures must come from ancestors that utilized that structure as a population, not just sparse individuals? Yes. It would be extremely unlikely that a structure would develop in a single individual, then a huge mutation would occur to make ...

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by thoffnagle
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A little help
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Views: 2119

A little help

... important functions? or not? 5) Any and all vestigial structures must come from ancestors that utilized that structure as a population, not just sparse individuals? I think I have a few more but can't seem to think of them at the moment. Any assistance appreciated.

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by Grisner
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A little help
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... have uncovered very interesting evidence of the early earth conditions over 4 billion years ago. Deep in the Australian Outback under the sparse vegetation of the Jack Hills, scientists have uncovered secrets about conditions on the Earth over 4 billion years ago. Crystals within the rocks ...

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by scottie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

... snake's ancestor. May I refer you to Richard Ellisin’s book AquaGenesis where he puts it this way on page 158 “Although the fossil record is too sparse to make any definitive statements (always dangerous in paleontology anway), many paleontologists have done exactly that. After two groups of ...

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by jevg
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
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Need some help on structure of plant leaves

they are present on plants which live in conditions where the water amounts are sparse they are not present on the surface and they are hence called sunken this helps them reduce water lossess as a humid atmosphere is maintained

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by jwalin
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:06 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Need some help on structure of plant leaves
Replies: 6
Views: 2337
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