divergent evolution


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divergent evolution

Evolution of dissimilar features in closely related organisms as adaptations to dissimilar lifestyles, e.g. insect mouth parts.
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olivaceus DNAH9 occurred during FSGD, and the duplicates showed a divergent evolution path, undergoing a period of duplication-degeneration-complementation and then obtaining a new function.
The rift resulting from this divergent evolution to the core software, while striving for sustainability, has engendered uncertainty that continues to threaten a market cap of $5,902,942,520.
A very important conclusion that emerges from the presented up here is that in EU witnessing a divergent evolution of skills of individuals in using the Internet for purchasing goods and services.