During oogenesis, what would you predict is the functional advantage of the production of only one "large" viable egg, as opposed to four "small" viable eggs?

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    A large egg is easier for sperm to penetrate.
    A large egg has more cytoplasm and nutrients, increasing the chance that a fertilized egg will complete development.
    It takes less energy to produce one large viable egg.
    None of the above responses are correct.

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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A large egg has more cytoplasm and nutrients, increasing the chance that a fertilized egg will complete development.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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