Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
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Chapter 26 - 26.2 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

Appearances can be deceiving due to convergent evolution, but gene sequences are much more reliable for determining relationships. B and C are more likely to be closely related.

Work Step by Step

This question is asking you to see that phenotype is less reliable than genotype (including gene sequence) for seeing relatedness since convergence is much, much more common for physical structure than for genetic details.
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