Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 51 - 51.2 - Concept Check - Page 1146: 3


Learned behaviors impact an animal's fitness within its environment and community, which can easily be selected for or against and thereby contribute to speciation.

Work Step by Step

There are a multitude of ways that learned behavior can contribute to speciation. The fact that a behavior is learned and not innate does not prevent it from having a profound generational impact, as any kind of behavior affects fitness and therefore natural selection.
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