what is polymorphism?
Asked by pritam | 21st Oct, 2009, 02:01: PM
Polymorphism is the phenomenon of occurrence of more than two forms of an individual within the same kind of organism. Here different types of individuals are present in a colony for different functions.
Polymorphism increases the chances of survival and adaptation, and helps in division of labour.
Polymorphism exhibits a high degree of functional interdependence.
Phylum Coelenterata / Cnidaria shows polymorphism.
In addition certain insects like honey bee and termites also exhibit polymorphism.
Answered by | 22nd Oct, 2009, 01:00: PM
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