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regressive evolution


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The reduction in morphological complexity as the result of the loss of unneeded structures or biochemical pathways. An example would be the loss of eyes and pigments by animals such as fish and crustaceans living in caves. See mitosomes, reductive evolution.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.


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