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Unformatted text preview: developmental genes/prog rams Can we 1. extend the concept of homology (common ancestor) to developmental control genes and 2. draw conclusions on the homology of structures based on using the same genes to specify the structures? Answer: 1. Yes, homologous proteins have a common ancestor (but not necessarily the same developmental role) 2. Yes, but you have to be careful (you run into the same problem of having to distinguish between true homology and analogy (convergent evolution)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course BISC 333 taught by Professor Mattsson during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.
- Fall '09