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  Evolution: Library: Convergent Evolution
This illustration shows an example of convergent evolution in four different animals from around the globe.
This is a dramatic example of convergent evolution, when organisms that aren't closely related evolve similar traits as they both adapt to similar environments.
Convergent evolution is responsible for the wings of the bat, the bird, and the pterodactyl.
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 Convergent evolution Summary
Convergent evolution is a term used to describe similarities in organisms that are evolutionarily unrelated.
Convergent evolution is similar to, but distinguishable from, the phenomena of evolutionary relay and parallel evolution.
The similar evolution of auks in the Northern Hemisphere and penguins in the Southern Hemisphere.
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  Convergent evolution - RecipeFacts
An example of convergent evolution is the similar nature of the flight/wings of insects, birds, pterosaurs, and bats.
Convergent evolution is similar to, but distinguishable from, the phenomena of evolutionary relay and parallel evolution.
The similar evolution of auks in the Northern Hemisphere and penguins in the Southern Hemisphere.
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  Convergent Evolution
Convergent evolution is the emergence of biological structures or species that exhibit similar function and appearance but that evolved through widely divergent evolutionary pathways.
The similarities that are shared in the case of convergent evolution are not the result of evolution from a common ancestor sharing those similarities.
Examples of convergent evolution include the evolution of functionally similar but distinct antifreeze proteins in divergent species of fish, one group found near Antarctica and the other group found in the Arctic.
www.iscid.org /encyclopedia/Convergent_Evolution   (124 words)

  
  Convergent evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An example of convergent evolution is the similar nature of the flight/wings of insects, birds, pterosaurs, and bats.
Convergent evolution is similar to, but distinguishable from, the phenomena of evolutionary relay and parallel evolution.
The similar evolution of auks in the Northern Hemisphere and penguins in the Southern Hemisphere.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Convergent_evolution   (747 words)

  
 Parallel evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For instance, the striking example of similar placental and marsupial forms is described by Richard Dawkins in The Blind Watchmaker as a case of convergent evolution, because mammals on each continent had a long evolutionary history prior to the extinction of the dinosaurs under which to accumulate relevant differences.
Similar to convergent evolution, evolutionary relay describes how independent species acquire similar characteristics through their evolution in similar ecosystems, but not at the same time (dorsal fins of sharks and ichthyosaurs).
In the plant kingdom, the most familiar examples of parallel evolution are the forms of leaves, where very similar patterns have appeared again and again in separate genera and families.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parallel_evolution   (877 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
In evolutionary biology, convergent evolution is the process whereby organisms not closely related, independently evolve similar traits as a result of having to adapt to similar environments or ecological niches.
An example of convergent evolution is the similar nature of the flight/wings of insects, birds, pterosaurs, and bats.
Convergent evolution is similar to, but distinguishable from, the phenomena of evolutionary relay and parallel evolution.
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 DARWINISM-WATCH.com - Responding Evolutionist Propaganda in the Media
The term "convergent evolution" is used to describe the hypothetical evolution of similar structures in living things according to similar environmental requirements in independent processes.
The probability...of the convergent evolution of two proteins with approximately the same structure and function is too low to be plausible, even when all possible circumstances are present which seem to heighten the likelihood of such a convergence.
For instance, in the scenario of the convergent evolution of the eye shared by human beings and the squid there is an amount of protein that produces a very wide range of structural and functional variety.
www.darwinism-watch.com /darwinist_prop_13.php   (3236 words)

  
 biology - Convergent evolution
An example of convergent evolution is the similar nature of the wings of insects, birds, and bats.
Convergent evolution is a different phenomenon than evolutionary relay and parallel evolution.
Similar to convergent evolution, evolutionary relay describes how independent species acquire similar characteristics through their evolution in similar ecosystems, but not at the same time (dorsal fins of extinct ichthyosaurs and sharks).
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Convergent_evolution   (244 words)

  
 Convergent Evolution (Convergent Development)
Convergent evolution is the evolution of species from different taxonomic groups toward a similar phenotypic or functional form.
Examples of convergence can be found at all scales, from biochemistry to plant and animal forms to life cycles to human culture, as noted by Connie Barlow in "Let There Be Sight!: A Celebration of Convergent Evolution", 2004..
Specifically, studies in convergent evolution (e.g., convergent universal evolutionary development), are proposing an ever-growing number of physical structures and processes that appear to be inevitable emergent forms, global developmental attractors for increasingly MEST-efficient general purpose computation.
www.accelerationwatch.com /convergentevolution.html   (2182 words)

  
 Convergent Evolution
Convergent evolution is supported by the fact that these species come from different ancestors, which has been proven by DNA analysis.
Convergent evolution creates problems for paleontologists using evolutionary patterns in taxonomy, or the categorization and classification of various organisms based on relatedness.
Berger, Joel, and Kaster, "Convergent Evolution." Evolution (1979): 33:511.
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 ScienceDaily: Evolution Articles
The timeline of human evolution outlines the major events in the development of humans species and the evolution of human's ancestors.
The evolution of the eye has been a subject of significant study, as a distinctive example of a homologous organ present in a wide variety of species.
In evolutionary biology, convergent evolution is the process whereby organisms not closely related (not monophyletic), independently evolve similar traits as a result of having to adapt to similar...
www.sciencedaily.com /articles/fossils_ruins/evolution   (565 words)

  
 Convergent Evolution Essays| Convergent Evolution Dissertations
In cultural evolution, convergent evolution is the development of similar cultural adaptations to similar environmental conditions by different peoples with different ancestral cultures.
An example of convergent evolution is the similar nature of the flight/wings of insects, birds, pterosaurs, and bats.
Convergent evolution is similar to, but distinguishable from, the phenomena of evolutionary relay and parallel evolution.
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 SparkNotes: Patterns of Evolution: Types of Evolution
On a smaller scale, it is responsible for the evolution of humans and apes from a common primate ancestor.
Convergent evolution causes difficulties in fields of study such as comparative anatomy.
Convergent evolution takes place when species of different ancestry begin to share analogous traits because of a shared environment or other selection pressure.
www.sparknotes.com /biology/evolution/patternsofevolution/section1.html   (274 words)

  
 Convergent Evolution
One of the convergent similarities of the two forms is the carnassial teeth, the broad blade-like teeth in the upper and lower jaws that acts like scissors to slice flesh.
The convergence between the thylacine and Grey wolf is not an isolated case.
Convergence of specialised behaviour, eye movements and visual optics in the sandlance (Teleostei) and the chameleon (Reptilia)
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 Parallel Evolution
Parallel evolution is similar to convergent evolution in that similar adaptations arise in different species.
The classic example of convergent evolution is the fishlike and fin-like shapes in fish, some marine mammals, and some marine reptiles....because those shapes are more efficient for a life in water.
Another example of convergent evolution in even more distantly related species is the example of wings in butterflies and birds.
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 Evolution_V_Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The way to tell if you have an example of convergent evolution is when the animals basic body plan is different but they have a superficial similarity.
Another notable example of convergent evolution among the sessile invertebrates are the corals and bryozoans.
Convergent evolution happen at so many levels and across so many taxa it is amazing.
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 MOLECULAR EVOLUTION
Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar characteristics; it suggests relationships between species that are not really related and therefore makes the study of phylogenetic relationship more difficult.
Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar traits in different species.
It occurs in morphology primarily because of natural selection in similar environments leading to the evolution of similar structures in different species, and is likely to occur in structures that are important to survival and reproduction.
www.utm.edu /departments/cens/biology/rirwin/molecphylogansw.htm   (2170 words)

  
 Evolution
Evolution is a theory based upon similarities and differences of life forms alive and extinct.
Evolution Charles Darwin focused on evolution because he realized what a big deal it is. He set out to find an answer while everyone was happy with the theory that God created everything.
Evolution is there for it is continuously happening, and that natural faces are primary reasons for things happening.
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 Exuviae - Convergent Evolution compilation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Convergent Evolution is an eight track CD compilation that takes you on a journey through the realm of the New Ambient genre.
Convergent Evolution gives you a sample of what’s going on in all the sub-genres of ambient these days, as well as the "core" style.
Convergent Evolution is a good, varied compilation that should establish Green House as a new force to be reckoned with in the ambient market, particularly given the strength of their own roster.
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 Convergent Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some convergent evolution occurs, but whether we can recognize it in protein evolution is not clear.
Convergent evolution is implied when two macromolecules are similar despite their being derived from unrelated ancestors.
The clearest example of convergent evolution is the similarity in size, shape and charge distribution of elongation factor G to those of the elongation factor Tu-aminoacyl tRNA-GTP ternary complex (figure from radio.weblogs.com).
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 Evolution vs. Intelligent Design
The amount of time is quite large and the change can be very small, but change must occur for evolution to occur.
An example of parallel evolution is marsupials and placental mammals.
There are also four types of evidence that support the theory of evolution.
www.eden.rutgers.edu /~kristij/evolution.htm   (551 words)

  
 Evolution
Evolution is not merely a common theory or "only a theory" as some people state in their commentaries.
Evolution is a scientific theory because it is based on an abundance of empirical data, even though the precise mechanisms remain open to tests, revision, and tentative acceptance or rejection.
Parallel evolution is similar to convergent evolution, except the organisms being compared may not have an overall resemble to each other.
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 Green House Music - Reviews: Convergent Evolution - Green House Music Compilation
Convergent Evolution gives you a sample of what’s going on in all the sub-genres of ambient these days, as well as the "core" style.
As the liner notes says Convergent Evolution is "an electroacoustic journey through the vast soundscapes of the imagination where ideas converge and evolve into passionate harmony." Too true, too true.
Convergent Evolution is a good, varied compilation that should establish Green House as a new force to be reckoned with in the ambient market, particularly given the strength of their own roster.
www.darkwinter.com /greenhousemusic/v_ghm01.html   (2101 words)

  
 Evolution
Evolution is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The evolution of comedy is much simpler than that of its sister art, tragedy, though as to its origin and earlier development there is little exact information.
According to Darwin's theory of evolution, a favorable trait, such as an instinct, will be selected for through competition and improved survival rate of life forms possessing the instinct.
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 Convergent Evolution - EvoWiki
Echidnas are monotremes as opposed to placentals and SA anteaters are edentates/xenarthrans, closest to armadillos and sloths.
Their diet, ants and termites, are another example of convergent evolution.
If cetaceans derived from land animals, as evolution claims, then it is no surprise that they would move their tails up and down, and therefore that their tail flukes would be horizontal.
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 Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The plants and animals that we see in a particular place often traveled there from somewhere else, where conditions were somewhat different, and then evolved to adapt to their new environment.
We often find unrelated animals converging on the same form or structure, because that form is very adaptive in their common environment.
Another example of convergent evolution is the streamlined shape of sharks and dolphins.
www.tulane.edu /~bfleury/diversity/labguide/evolution.html   (1551 words)

  
 News in Science - Genes can explain convergent evolution - 21/08/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Convergent evolution - the explanation for different species evolving common solutions to the same problems, even though they have distinctly different ancestors - has been found to result from just a handful of genes.
The team suggest that the loss of this one gene was enough to prompt the evolution of hair loss in different fly species.
The next step is to understand the function of the physical characteristics and the causes of evolutionary change, he said: "The brightest future for evolutionary developmental biology might lie with the study of systems in which we can analyse the cause as well as the function of evolutionary change."
www.abc.net.au /science/news/stories/s927753.htm   (548 words)

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