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Four Students A, B, C and D Reported the Following Set of Organs to Be Homologous. Who is Correct ? - Science

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Four students A, B, C and D reported the following set of organs to be homologous. Who is correct ?

(A) Wings of a bat and a butterfly

(B) Wings of a pigeon and a bat

(C) Wings of a pigeon and a butterfly

(D) Forelimbs of cow, a duck and a lizard

Select the set of homologous organs from the following :

(a) Wings of pigeon and a butterfly

(b) Wings of bat and a pigeon

(c) Forelimbs of cow, a duck and a lizard

(d) Wings of butterfly and a bat

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Solution

Homologous organs are the organs that have a similar origin and basic structure but different functions. Forelimbs of a cow, a duck and a lizard have a similar structure but different functions.

Hence, the correct option is Forelimbs of cow, a duck and a lizard.

Concept: Evidence of Organic Evolution
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