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Research Paper

Convergent Evolution

Katy Neiswender

on 14 April 2010

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Convergent Evolution What is it? divergence A A S T parallel evolution A A S S convergence A T S S Echolocation versus Stephen Jay Gould Simon Conway Morris (1989) (2003) "replaying life's tape" organisms adapt to fill ecological niches Coincidence?
Strong Evolutionary Force? same ability two very different
processes similar environmental pressures = convergent evolution How can we study convergence? sequence convergence
more examples of convergence are being discovered all the time community convergence using functional models What can we learn from it all?
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