Homeology

Homeology

 

(a term proposed by the German zoologist L. Plate in 1922), a morphological or physiological similarity of organs or traits acquired under the influence of similar life conditions and manifested by animals of distant systematic groups (for example, the sternum pecten of birds and moles, the flippers of the ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, and whale). Superficially such organs are similar to true homologous organs, although in reality they are analogous organs.

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Homeology of wheat and alien chromosomes controlling endosperm protein phenotypes.
The first two species presented karyotypes composed by acrocentric autosomal chromosomes and, through G-banding analysis it was possible to evidence a higher interspecific homeology.
KEY WORDS: karyotypes, chromosome homeology, California abalone, Haliotis corrugata, Haliotis fulgens, Haliotis rufescens, genome size
Chromosome-level homeology was ascertained by comparison of relative lengths of short (%SA) and long arms (%LA) of each chromosome pair.
More recently, molecular markers such as RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) or microsatellites (SSRs, simple sequence repeats) have been used for identification of alien chromosomes in wheat background and estimation of genome homeology (Zhang et al.
2000) using SSR marker analysis have demonstrated the close homeology of the N genome of Ae.
Considering the above discussion, the value of the concept of homeology seems dubious.
There is a small region of homeology between OT32 and KO5 at the cdo949 marker close to which Astaveb.
2]VI present homeology with c10-c20, c12-c26, and c3-c17 linkage groups respectively.
Amplification of the same size bands in both Fm and Lp parents indicated a close relationship or certain homeology between these two genomes.