Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 17 - Self-Quiz - Page 291: 9


c. sexual selection

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Sexual selection occurs when organisms of a species develop secondary sexual characteristics that attract members of the opposite sex to obtain opportunities to mate. Some of these secondary sexual characteristics include the elaborate tail feathers of a peacock and the courtship dances put on by cranes.
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