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State with reasons whether the following are homologous organ or analogous organ.
Wings of butterfly and wings of a bat.


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Answer :
i) Wings of a butterfly and the wings of a bat analogous organs.
ii) Analogous organs are those organs which are quite different in fundamental structure and embryonic origin but perform same function.
iii) Wing of a butterfly and the wing of a bat can not be considered homologous organs. 
iv) Because they both perform the same function of flying but their origin and structure is not similar.

Biology

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