can someone explain structure complementing functions, are there any examples of common, everyday objects that illustrate structure complementing functions?structure complementing function we apply...

can someone explain structure complementing functions, are there any examples of common, everyday objects that illustrate structure complementing functions?

structure complementing function we apply this theme in our study of plants

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The concept of structure complementing functions in biologic terms suggest that living things found in a similar environment have similar structures, which enables survival in that environment.  An example would be the fins of aquatic animals.  Although some breathe water and others air, they all have a gross similar structure of a tail fin that helps propel them through the water. Interestingly, the water breathers tails are vertical, and the air breathers tails are horizontal, presumably to aid in ascending to the surface to breathe. Another everyday example might be the fry pans, saucepans, and cooking pots found in your kitchen.  Although different types (each is used for a slightly different cooking process) they all possess a similar looking handle, so hands can grab and hold them.

 

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