Sexual Selection Lab Report Sample

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Sexual Selection Poster Title: Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the reproductive success of the five different mating strategies used in one population of side-blotched lizards. Each mating strategy is associated with a phenotypic trait. Hypothesis: If throat colors associated within a lizard population are changed, then dramatic behavioral changes in mating strategy will occur, which will ultimately affect the fitness of each subsequent generation over time. Methods: Each adult within the side-blotched lizard population was given a personalized toe clip and the colors of their throats were rated. Pregnant females within the population were captured and kept in the lab until they laid their eggs. The eggs were

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