Identify examples of homologous and analogous structures in flying organisms
Applying published scientific research along with concepts involved in the evolution of birds, bio-aerial locomotion, and the basic principles of flight, develop an evidence-based argument that supports the claim that frigate birds can stay aloft for months during transoceanic flights.
Choose one question option (1 or 2) to answer. Place your chosen question and the formulated answer within a separate document.
Integrate information from the module lessons to develop and support your answers. In your answer, please make sure you address the following:
- Examine how natural selection can result in changes in the biodiversity of flying organisms through the four propositions in Darwin’s theory of evolution.
- Identify examples of homologous and analogous structures in flying organisms.
- Relate the structure of muscles to their function for flight.
- Evaluate the wing loading of an aircraft.