Get Answers to all your Questions

header-bg qa

Which of the following is an example of a trade-off in life history?


Option: 1

A bird lays many small eggs to increase the likelihood that at least one will survive


Option: 2

A tree produces many small seeds that can be dispersed widely by the wind

Option: 3

A mammal invests heavily in the growth and development of a single offspring


Option: 4

A fish migrates from freshwater to saltwater to take advantage of different feeding opportunities

Answers (1)


Correct option (c)

For correct Option C

When an organism must divide its scarce resources among several life histories qualities, such as growth, reproduction, and survival, this is known as a life history trade-off. 

An illustration of a life history trade-off is when a mammal devotes significant resources to the growth and development of a single offspring at the expense of the parent's own survival or future reproductive success.

For Incorrect Option A

an organism creates numerous little children to enhance the possibility that at least some will survive, but with less investment in each offspring. This is an example of bet-hedging.

For Incorrect Option B

An example of a seed dispersal strategy is in which an organism generates several little seeds to improve its chances of successfully colonizing new habitats.

For Incorrect Option D

It is an illustration of a migration strategy in which an organism uses many habitats as sources of food, without necessarily sacrificing one life history feature for another.

Posted by

Ritika Harsh

View full answer

NEET 2024 Most scoring concepts

    Just Study 32% of the NEET syllabus and Score up to 100% marks