what r examples of homologous organs

The homologous organs are similar in form (or are embryologically similar), but perform different functions in different organisms.

Example: (a)Forelimbs of humans and wings of birds. These look different externally. However, their skeletal structure is similar. Thus, their origin is similar (as wings in birds are modifications of forearms), but functions are different. While wings help a bird in flight, the forearm helps human beings in various activities.

(b) Another example is flipper of dolphin and wing of bat

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examples r ---

  1. forelimbs of vertebrates
  2. Anatomy of heart of vertebrates
  3. legs of insect
  4. Thorn of Bougainvillea


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@annushruti...thorn of bouganvillea n what???

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1.Forelimbs of mammals (horse ,ba t,whale ,human)

2.Legs of invertibrates(cockraoch & honey bee)

3.Mouth parts of insects (cockraoch, honey bee & mosquito)

4.Hind limbs of mammals.

5. Potato & ginger

6. Radish & carrot

7.Testes in males & ovaries in females


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 as you know deekshi, homologous organs are those that have same structural and embryological development but differ in their function, examples are as follows.

Beak of finches and that of spoon billed crane: both have same structural and embryological development but finches have short beak to eat while that of cranes have adapted for feeding its chicks mainly.

FLIPPERS OF WHale and that of penguins

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