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Differentiate between bilateral symmetry and radial symmetry.

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
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Bilateral Symmetry Radial Symmetry
i. Limbs and organs are paired.

ii. Cephalization is present.

iii. The animal's body can be divided into two equal halves (i.e., mirror images) by one plane called mid-segittal plane.

Example: Earthworm, fish, frog, human, being, etc.
i. Limbs and organs occur all around the central axis.

ii. Cephalization is absent.

iii. The animal's body can be divided into two equal halves by any vertical plane passing through the central axis.

Examples: Hydra, starfish, etc.
Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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