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Reproductive Strategies

Outline the theoretical basis for the typical female reproductive strategy.

Outline the theoretical basis for the typical male reproductive strategy

Sometimes the typical reproductive strategy is reversed. Give an example. Include what is usually different about the reproductive process in those species that results in this reversal of strategies.

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Females and males have very different strategies. For the male it makes the greatest reproductive sense to mate with as many females as possible to ensure that he has the maximal number of offsprings. Because the female usually produces a limited number of eggs they benefit more from devoting their energy to raising the offsprings. Their strategy is to put more energy into fewer number ...