• Question: my older sister told me bannanas evolved from fish is that true ?

    Asked by science24 to Vera, Steve on 22 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Vera Weisbecker

      Vera Weisbecker answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      No, definitely not. Bananas and fish are only extremely remotely related – one is a plant, the other is an animal. I suspect that their last common ancestor lived perhaps a billion or more years go, although I am a bit hazy on the divergence of plants and animals…

    • Photo: Steven Daly

      Steven Daly answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      Yes, definitely not true this one! Although everything is related to everything else in some way, plants and animals are very distantly related indeed.