NEET Botany The Living World Questions Solved

NEET - 2006

Evolutionary history of an organism is known as :

(1) Phylogeny

(2) Ancestry

(3) Paleontology

(4) Ontogeny

Audio Explanation:


(1) Phylogeny, (Gr. Phylon = tribe or race; genela = origin) is the origin and diversification of any taxon or the evolutionary history of its origin and diverstification. It is usually represented as a diagrammatic phylogenetic tree (that traces putative evolutionary relationships) i.e., dendrogram.

Palaentology is the study of fossils.

Ontogeny is the whole course of an individual's development and life history.

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