analogous structures Features with similar functions which have developed independently in unrelated taxonomic groups, in response to a similar way of life, or similar method of locomotion, or similar food source, etc. Thus the wings of birds and insects are analogous.
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Analogous Variation , analogous variation Those features with similar functions which have developed independently in unrelated taxonomic groups, in response to a similar… puszta , puszta Hungarian grassland, similar to the North American prairie. puszta Hungarian grassland, similar to the N. American prairie. Similarity Coefficient , similarity coefficient Any measure of the similarity of two samples. In ecological work the similarity index devised in 1920 by H. A.Gleason has been… analogous , a·nal·o·gous / əˈnaləgəs/ • adj. (often analogous to) comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things… Homology , Homology is used to describe two things that share a common evolutionary origin. In genetics and molecular biology, homology means that the sequences… Homoplasy , homoplasy The similarity of a particular character in two different, yet often related, groups of organisms that is not the result of common ancestry…
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