Which one of the following options gives one correct example each of convergent evolution and divergent evolution?

Convergent evolution

Divergent evolution

  • Option 1)

    Eyes of octopus and mammals

    Bones of forelimbs of vertebrates

     

  • Option 2)

    Thorns of Bougainvillia and tendrils of Cucurbita

    Wings of butterflies and birds

     

  • Option 3)

    Bones of forelimbs of vertebrates

    Wings of butterfly and birds

     

  • Option 4)

    Thorns of Bougainvillia and tendrils Cucurbita

    Eyes of Octopus and mammals

     

 

Answers (1)

 

Convergent or parallel evolution -

Different geographical areas exhibiting similar groups of plants and animals with strikingly similar appearance is called convergent or parallel evolution.

- wherein

These organisms may be distantly related.

 

 


Option 1)

Eyes of octopus and mammals

Bones of forelimbs of vertebrates

 

Correct

Option 2)

Thorns of Bougainvillia and tendrils of Cucurbita

Wings of butterflies and birds

 

Incorrect

Option 3)

Bones of forelimbs of vertebrates

Wings of butterfly and birds

 

Incorrect

Option 4)

Thorns of Bougainvillia and tendrils Cucurbita

Eyes of Octopus and mammals

 

Incorrect

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