what is polymorphism?

Asked by pritam | 21st Oct, 2009, 02:01: PM

Expert Answer:

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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