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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Use your understanding of sexual selection and natural selection to pass the quiz on sexual selection on page 7 of the module.
  • Explain how gamete size is related to the allocation of resources to reproduction.
  • Describe the difference between "sex ratio" and "operational sex ratio"
  • Identify the most common pattern in the different sexual behaviors of males and females.
  • Explain the purpose of jumping spider "dances."
  • Outline the University of Arizona research that shows how sexual selection is driving speciation in jumping spiders.

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