Asked by | 20th Oct, 2009, 08:09: PM

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Analogous structures arise through convergent evolution. Convergent evolution describes the acquisition of the ame biological trait in unrelated lineages. Such structures may result if organisms occupy similar ecological niches. The degree to which convergence affects the products of evolution is the subject of popular controversy.

Answered by  | 30th Oct, 2009, 05:36: PM

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