The genomes of closely related species are more similar than distantly related species because _____.​?

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    They have less remote diversity.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Because they last shared an ancestor more recently. Genetic differences usually take time to slowly accumulate. Morphlogical differences, however, can accumulate more rapidly. Take a look at the dog, the many breeds took only thousands of years to take shape to look like they do, but if you examine their DNA, the differences between different breeds are small.

  • 3 weeks ago

    "that's how we define 'closely related species' these days," said Captain Obvious.

  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Because the genes are inherited and include all of the accumulated changes between two species. Closely related means they are more alike.

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  • Bob
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    They are closer

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