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Author Topic:   Is this tree leaf evolution?
Blue Jay
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Message 6 of 20 (485225)
10-06-2008 1:07 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by straightree
10-06-2008 11:11 AM


Hi, Straightree.
Welcome to EvC!
straightree writes:
The more I look to the pictures I have of these leaves, the more I think Acer negundo is in the way of evolving versus lobed leaves.
Is there an advantage in changing the shape of the leaves?
If not, it could not have evolved by natural selection. It may have evolved through genetic drift, which is basically random happenstance.

-Bluejay
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