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Search Results for: convergent evolution

Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution definition What is convergent evolution? Convergent evolution is a concept in evolutionary biology... Read More

Divergent evolution

Divergent Evolution Definition Divergent evolution refers to the process by which interbreeding species diverged into two... Read More

Analogous structures

Analogous Structures Definition In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having... Read More

Parallel evolution

Definition noun An evolutionary process by which two or more separate species in the same environment develop similar... Read More

Analogous

In evolutionary biology, the meaning of analogous is “having similarities in functions but different evolutionary... Read More

Mimicry

Most would say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In some cases that is quite true. However, imitation or mimicking... Read More

Convergence

Definition noun (evolutionary biology) The evolutionary process in which the organisms evolve bodily parts that are... Read More

Homoplasty

Definition noun, plural: (1) (evolution) The acquisition of a similar form or structure between species of different... Read More

C4 plant

Carbon fixation is a process of taking carbon dioxide in order to synthesize sugar, such as glucose. Thus, carbon dioxide is... Read More

Divergence

Definition noun (evolutionary biology) The evolutionary process wherein a population of species diverge into two or more... Read More

Analogy

Definition noun, plural: analogies (evolutionary biology) Structural or behavioural similarity in terms of functions between... Read More

Polyphyletic

Definition adjective Taxonomic groups that have similar character states that descends from one or more ancestral... Read More