Reproductive Isolation: Definition, Types & Examples


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If animals are in the same species, they can do which of the following?

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1. What is speciation?

2. A pre-zygotic barrier prevents which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of reproductive isolation and its role in the evolution of animal populations. The quiz covers topics like speciation and temporal isolation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What animals in the same species can do
  • Definition of speciation
  • What a pre-zygotic barrier prevents
  • Examples of temporal isolation and hybrid breakdowns
  • Instances of reproductive isolation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the type of post-zygotic barriers and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related reproductive isolation lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where hybrid breakdown can be found

Additional Learning

To learn more about the reasons why two organisms cannot mate, review the corresponding lesson titled Reproductive Isolation: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what reproductive isolation is
  • Explain the importance of speciation in reproductive isolation
  • Identify the two main reasons why two organisms cannot mate
  • Describe the difference between pre-zygotic and post-zygotic barriers
  • Appreciate what can happen to the hybrid of two different species