Homology: Definition & Examples


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What does homology determine?

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1. An example of homology is the _____in plants.

2. The gene that makes our eyes develop is homologous to the gene of other animals because_____if the gene is put into another animal.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To improve what you know about homology, this quiz and worksheet include questions on what it means and why it is important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various aspects of homology, including:

  • What it determines
  • Examples of it
  • Its significance

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can identify what homology determines as well as what structures that share homology are called
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of homology in both general and specific contexts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding homology in plants, animals and humans

Additional Learning

For more on how this concept and genetics, refer to the lesson entitled Homology: Definition & Examples. Through this lesson, you will:

  • Define homology
  • Understand homology in animals, humans, and plants through provided examples
  • Learn to recognize homology through diagrams