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Aadarsh

  • 4 years ago

Are the arms of bat and bird homologous or analogous? Please justify.

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  1. BlingBlong
    • 4 years ago
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    analogous because bats and birds do not share a common ancestor, thus it is an example of convergent evolution. Homologous are traits shared between different species that share a common ancestor.

  2. BlingBlong
    • 4 years ago
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    Analogous are traits that are shared between different species that do not share a common ancestor

  3. Aadarsh
    • 4 years ago
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    I learnt that analogous organs are same in function but different in structure, whereas homologous organs are those which are same in structure but different in function. So, I couldn't understand your answer. please explain in more simple words.

  4. BlingBlong
    • 4 years ago
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    Structure dictates function

  5. Aadarsh
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    Yeah, that's true.

  6. BlingBlong
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    Well Bat arms and bird arms are the same in function and different in structure so obviously they are analogous.

  7. BlingBlong
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    They both exist to facilitate flight

  8. BlingBlong
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    http://askabiologist.asu.edu/sites/default/files/resources/articles/bats/homology_550.jpg

  9. BlingBlong
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    so you basically just answered your own question by giving the definition of analogous

  10. Aadarsh
    • 4 years ago
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    I just had a doubt. Lot of thanks for clearing it. Cheers!!!!!!!!!

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