To determine the effects of trade-offs in adaptation, researchers manipulated egg size and egg number in side-blotched lizards, which live in the deserts of western North America. Which of the following statements best represents the conclusions of the experiment based on the data collected?

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If side-blotched lizards have large clutches, the eggs will be small.

  

If side-blotched lizards have large clutches, the eggs within the clutch will be large.

  

If side-blotched lizards have several clutches, the eggs within later clutches will be smaller than those in earlier clutches.

  

If side-blotched lizards have small clutches, the eggs within the clutch will be small.

 

asked Dec 31, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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If side-blotched lizards have large clutches, the eggs will be small.

 

answered Dec 31, 2012 by anonymous

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