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Select the Homologous Structures from the Combinations Given Below - Biology

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(a) Select the homologous structures from the combinations given below:

(i) Forelimbs of whales and bats

(ii) Tuber of potato and sweet potato

(iii) Eyes of octopus and mammals

(iv) Thorns of Bougainvillea and tendrils of Cucurbita

 

(b) State the kind of evolution they represent.

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Solution

(a) The combinations with homologous structures are
(i) Forelimbs of whales and bats
(ii) Thorns of Bougainvillea and tendrils of Cucurbita

(b) These homologous structures represent divergent evolution.

Concept: Evidence of Organic Evolution
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