Friday, December 25, 2015

What are vestigial organs? Give two examples each in human beings and plants.

Ans. Vestigial organs are the organs which are non-functional in some organisms but may have essential functions in other organisms.

Examples of vestigial organs in human beings: Vermiform appendix, plica semilunaris

Examples of vestigial organs in plants: Scale leaves in Indian pipe plant, stamens which lack anthers in some plants.