Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 26 - 26.2 - Concept Check - Page 557: 2


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.

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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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