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SPANDREL & EXAPTATION Stephen J. Gould
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definition Spandrel (1979) = structure that designs the physical properties – form, position, constitution and number – but arises as inevitable consequences of primary reasons or alterations
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examples Blind Spot
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Unformatted text preview: definition Exaptation (1982) = an evolutionary process in which a given adaptation is first naturally selected for, and subsequently used by the organism for something else example Feathers: insulation asymmetric wings...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIOL 352 taught by Professor Larsson during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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