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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Interspecific chromosome homeology among Akodon species and N.
montensis (AMO, 2n = 24, FN = 42), and Necromys lasiurus (NLA, 2n = 34, FN = 34) allowed us to establish a complete homeology among most chromosome arms of the three complements (Supplementary Figure 1; Table 2).
Homeology of wheat and alien chromosomes controlling endosperm protein phenotypes.
KEY WORDS: karyotypes, chromosome homeology, California abalone, Haliotis corrugata, Haliotis fulgens, Haliotis rufescens, genome size
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., 1998; Iqbal et al., 2000; Zaharieva et al., 2003b).
Considering the above discussion, the value of the concept of homeology seems dubious.
Finally, some definitions in the glossary are incomplete (e.g., racemose), and other important ones, are missing (e.g., homeosis, homeology, determinate, indeterminate).
Davide, "Genomic homeology between Pennisetum purpureum and Pennisetum glaucum (Poaceae)," Comparative Cytogenetics, vol.
There is a small region of homeology between OT32 and KO5 at the cdo949 marker close to which Astaveb.371 maps (Portyanko et al., 2001).
australe chromosomes of lines [G.sub.2]I, [G.sub.2]V, and [G.sub.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.