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Amino acid substitution sites in multiple sequence alignments, which are mutually exclusive between monotocous and polytocous species that could assert molecular convergent evolution for the trait, are termed 'mutually exclusive AA substitutions' in this study.
Cheilanthoid taxonomy is particularly difficult, due to their great morphological diversity (for example, in frond architecture and presence of pseudoindusium) and to convergent evolution resulting from their adaptation to arid environments (Rothfels et al.
This isn't a complete list, but given the similar price points it shows that the convergent evolution of the tablet is happening.
Thylacine actually was not a tiger, but a marsupial with many dog-like features--a striking example of convergent evolution in mammals.
In several cases the passages quoted may indicate convergent evolution of ideas rather than transfer of concepts.
In addition to particular taxonomic groups, they look at classification, parallel and convergent evolution, floral diversification, and the evolution of genome size and base chromosome number.
The so-called co-evolution, parallel evolution, convergent evolution, and so on are nothing but events resulting from programmed timing and scheduling of development of individuals from the end cells representing various species.
Future studies should be able to identify whether the protein that mediates high-affinity choline transport in the sea urchin is indeed highly homologous to the transporter in mammalian brain, or whether the two proteins represent convergent evolution.
However, additional typing methods would be required to verify that the strains are related, rather than exhibiting convergent evolution of their respective spoligotypes.
We tested the hypothesis that convergent evolution of intertidal fishes from central California and central Chile, both cool-temperate regions, has allowed for community convergence by comparing the feeding guilds of Californian fishes with guilds of Chilean fishes.