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Wings of a bat and arms of a human are homologous whereas wings of bat and wings of butterfly are analogous. Justify. [2 marks]


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Wings of a bat and arms of a human perform different functions but is similar in structure. So, they are homologous organs. [1 mark]

Wings of bat and butterfly perform the same function i.e. flying, but they are not structurally similar.  So, they are analogous organs. [1 mark]

Biology

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