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Animal Reproduction & Development - Chapter Summary
This chapter is all about the processes, behavior and patterns of animal reproduction and development. You'll review the definitions of key terminology while looking into topics such as sexual selection and survivorship curve. You'll be able to measure your understanding of the material covered through a practice quiz that you can take and re-take at your discretion. By the time you're through this chapter, you'll have refreshed and improved your grasp on:
- The definition and forms of sexual selection
- Which animal behaviors work to assist in reproduction
- How reproduction patterns vary in animals
- The types of survivorship curve
- A general overview of the characteristics of animal reproduction and development
1. Overview of Animal Reproduction and Development
At this stage in life, you likely know where babies come from. However, did you know that some animals can make clones of themselves and reproduce sexually too? In this lesson, you'll learn more about sexual reproduction and early vertebrate development.
2. Sexual Selection: Definition & Forms
Why are you attracted to someone? One reason may be due to the forces of sexual selection. This lesson will explain sexual selection and will investigate types of sexual selection.
3. Animal Behaviors that Aid in Reproduction
Reproduction is the fundamental driving force behind animal behavior. Here we will examine some of the behaviors that ensure reproductive success, and you can test yourself at the end with a brief quiz.
4. Variation in Patterns of Animal Sexual Reproduction
In this lesson, you're going to learn about the weird and wacky ways some types of animals reproduce, and it's way different than most of us imagine sexual reproduction to be.
5. Survivorship Curve: Types & Examples
Scientists use a variety of tools to track the sizes of populations. Survivorship curves are one of the tools they use. In this lesson, we will view examples of survivorship curves to determine what they mean.
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