Comparative Genomics: Homology


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Which of the following best describes a homologous relationship? Why?

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1. What happens when a species undergoes divergence?

2. Which of the following is an example of a vestigial structure in humans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The particular focus of this quiz and worksheet is on subjects like homologous relationships, divergence, vestigial structure, and analogous structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more specific, prepare to be asked about:

  • Homologous relationships
  • The result of divergence
  • Examples of vestigial and analogous structures
  • The relationship between chimpanzees and humans

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about vestigial and analogous structures
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding homologous relationships and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the evolutionary connection between chimpanzees and humans

Additional Learning

Watch our lesson by the name of Comparative Genomics: Homology to learn more about this material. With the aid of this lesson, you'll be exposed to more information on:

  • Evolutionary divergence
  • Homology
  • Qualities of vestigial and homologous structures