BSC 2011L #1a - y as prey While every species evolves in y...

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Brett Larose BSC 2011L Section #20 Coevolutionary Dynamics of Adaptive Radiation for Food-Web Development The author of this article established a predator-prey model, which stated that in every organism’s life, there is always a point at which they are prey. A phenotypic distribution was created, where an individual has two traits: Trait x as a predator and trait
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Unformatted text preview: y as prey. While every species evolves in y to avoid predation, only some species evolve as x . If a predatory species’ x was to catch up with their prey’s y, coupled evolutionary diversifications of y and x may occur. Lastly, complex food webs arise when a species’ competitive strengths are kept similar within their communities....
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