Tue February 01, 2011 By: Apoorv Kumar

can the wing of a butterfly and the wing of a bat be considered homologous organs. why or why not (2 marks)

Expert Reply
Thu February 03, 2011
Dear student,
No. This is because they are not similar in their basic structural plan and have not arisen from a common ancestor. They are analogous organs, since they are only externally similar and perform similar function.
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