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The undecomposed plant and animal material found on the forest floor.

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Re: The evolution of facilitation and semelparity

... again in the future, you must necessarily not risk all of your fitness for the current brood. For example, if you were say a cat rearing a litter, you must decide how much milk you are willing to give to your kittens. Giving too much could endanger your life by weakening you physically. ...

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by Youngji
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The evolution of facilitation and semelparity
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Homework Cat Alleles

... out for the male, do I just make a Punnett Square or a diagram? Challenge 2: A female lilac of genotype "ww bb CC dd aa" produced a litter of four kittens: 1 black kitten, 1 blue kitten, 1 brown tabby, 1 lilac tabby a. What were the genotype and the phenotype of the father? b. Could ...

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by HelpPleaseThankYou
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Homework Cat Alleles
Replies: 1
Views: 1879


... good working dogs, and use reputable, healthy studs with a clear background, no. Dog breeding is very well monitored and records are kept of all litters and where they've gone, if they've had medical problems, genetic problems, hip dysplasia etc, so it can all be traced back and dogs can be identified ...

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by Squirrell
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetic diseases of dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 6551

Green mammals

It should be noted that in many cases it is only the small mammals that need protecting, and they are often found in dirt or in leaf litter which is in fact brown. Also, consider that most mammals have poor colour vision, in which green is usually abandoned. The only predators that may pose ...

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by Squirrell
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
Replies: 11
Views: 18475

Why do we use birth control?

... a human thing. Animals do have means of birth control as well, but these are genetically determined rather than a conscious act. For example, the litter size is typically smaller when the food is scarce - a very convenient, though automatic, way to reduce the number of offspring in order to increase ...

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by biohazard
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do we use birth control?
Replies: 4
Views: 2403
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