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 Explain the terms analogous and homologous organs with examples.

Solution

Homologus organs are those organs which have the same basic structural design and origin but have different functions.
For Example: The forelimbs of humans and the wings of birds look different externally but their skeletal structure is similar.

Analogus organs are those organs which have the different basic structural design and origin but have similar functions.
For Example: The wings of birds and insects.

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 NCERT Solution for Science Textbook for Class 10 (2019 to Current)
Chapter 9: Heredity and Evolution
Q: 6 | Page no. 159
Solution Explain the Terms Analogous and Homologous Organs with Examples. Concept: Evolution and Classification - Tracing Evolutionary Relationships.
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