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What is Prezygotic?
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Keeping this in consideration, what is a Prezygotic barrier?
In summary, a zygote is the cell that forms when a sperm cell fertilizes an egg cell. A prezygotic reproductive barrier is a mechanism that prevents fertilization from occurring. A postzygotic reproductive barrier is a mechanism that reduces the viability or reproductive capacity of hybrid offspring.
what are the Postzygotic barriers? Postzygotic barriers include the creation of hybrid individuals that do not survive past the embryonic stages ( hybrid inviability ) or the creation of a hybrid that is sterile and unable to produce offspring ( hybrid sterility ).
Keeping this in consideration, what is an example of Prezygotic isolation?
Prezygotic barriers: Anything that prevents mating and fertilization is a prezygotic mechanism. Habitat isolation, behavioral isolation, temporal isolation, mechanical isolation and gametic isolation are all examples of prezygotic isolating mechanisms.
Does natural selection favor Prezygotic or Postzygotic mechanisms?
When prezygotic isolation mechanisms fail to keep species in reproductive isolation from each other, the postzygotic isolations will take over and ensure that speciation is the preferred route for evolution and diversity among species will continue to increase as natural selection acts.