Homology/similarity/identity: proper usage.

smouldering dog owhite at nmsu.edu
Fri Feb 1 10:43:17 EST 1991


In article <1991Jan31.155713.27154 at ns.network.com> beckfdp at pallas.network.com (D. Pat Beckfield) writes:
>   As you're discussing semantics, it seems appropriate that I (a writer and
>   BS in zoology) respond.
>   discussion deleted...
>   If they do carry out the same functions, but you're still concerned by
>   evolutionary relations, you can call them "analogous" -- having the
>   same function, but not necessarily the same origin.
>
>   D. Patrick Beckfield                          pat.beckfield at network.com

in the literature, two similar sequences are RARELY referred to as
"analogous" 
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	owen white		(owhite at nmsu.edu)

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