Gametic Isolation: Definition & Example


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The offspring from two separate species is called:

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1. A group of organisms that can interbreed or exchange genes is called a:

2. A barrier where fertilization does not take place is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gametic isolation is a key concept in the study of species and mating, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the science behind it as well as related genetic principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the significance, definitions and classifications of:

  • Broadcast spawners
  • Gametes
  • Gametic isolation
  • Prezygotic barriers
  • Species
  • Offspring from separate species

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as species and prezygotic barrier
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you can differentiate between organisms that do and don't experience gametic isolation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gametes, broadcast spawners, and gametic isolation

Additional Learning

To learn more about species and mating, review the accompanying lesson on Gametic Isolation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define hybrid
  • Identify the meaning of the term species
  • Understand the function of prezygotic barriers
  • Explore gametic isolation
  • Define gamete
  • Classify the word zygote
  • Understand provided examples of gametic isolation
  • Define artificial insemination