How does evolution exhibit a greater stability of molecular structure when compared to morphological structure?
Asked by | 27th Feb, 2013, 01:03: PM
Through the course of evolution, the basic molecules of life (nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, fats) have remained the same or have been conserved. Many organisms also share a lot of metabolic pathways. However the morphology (the form and structure of organisms) have changed considerably. Eg. - The appearance of hydra, fish, plants, sponges, humans etc. are considerably different.
This shows a greater stability of molecular structure when compared with morphological structures.
Answered by | 8th Mar, 2013, 01:55: PM
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