Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 55 - Ecology of Individuals and Populations - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3

Answer

If size and quality were unrelated, parents should produce more offspring, since they would then have a higher chance of successfully reproducing.

Work Step by Step

The goal is to reproduce and have offspring survive to make their own babies. If size is unrelated to quality/survival, number of offspring is the only important factor, and more offspring make for better chances of success.
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