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    Homologous and Analogous Structures

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    How do homologous and analogous structures differ?

    Give examples of plants and animals that exhibit each of these.

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    Some biological characteristics are analogous (also called "convergent"), which means that they serve the same function in different species but they evolved independently rather than from the same embryological material or from the same structures in a common ancestor. An example of an analogous structure would be the wings ...

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