24. Which of the following statements is true of territorial behavior?
Intruders win the majority of confrontations
Intruders are most likely to escalate a battle
“Owners” defend mainly against male intruders
“Owners” defend mainly against conspecifics
Contests are seldom “ritualized”
Answer: D (Behavioral biology, pp. 1137–1140)
A territory is usually fixed in location. Its size varies with the species, as do the function and amount of
available resources. Territories are established and defended through agonistic behavior. An individual
that has gained a territory is often difficult to dislodge. A territory is worth more to an owner than to an
intruder because the owner is already familiar with it. The owner is usually more likely to escalate a battle
than is an intruder. The owner mainly defends its territory against intruders of its own species
You extract RNA from liver cells and then carry out an agarose gel electrophoresis of the liver RNA.
The RNA fragments are then transferred to an RNA-binding membrane (nitrocellulose or nylon)
using capillary action. Next, you hybridize a probe for gene X to the RNA on the membrane. Which
of the following statements regarding your experiment is true?
A toxin exists that inhibits the enzyme succinate dehydrogenase.
If this were used in an experiment
to stop respiration, how many net NADH and ATP molecules would be generated from each pyruvate
molecule during pyruvate oxidation and the citric acid cycle up to that stage?