Can the Wing of a Butterfly and the Wing of a Bat Be Considered Homologous Organs? Why Or Why Not? - Science

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Can the wing of a butterfly and the wing of a bat be considered homologous organs? Why or why not?

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Solution

The wing of a butterfly and the wing of a bat are similar in function. They help the butterfly and the bat in flying. Since they perform similar function, they are analogous organs and not homologous.

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Chapter 4: Heredity and Evolution - Exercise 2 [Page 209]

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Chapter 4 Heredity and Evolution
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