Gerik asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 6 months ago

Are pregnancies examples of parasitism mutualism or commensalism?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    It is the result of natural selection that increases individual fitness. Reptiles are more likely to evolve live birth if they live in cold regions, because the female has more control over the incubation temperature of the eggs by retaining them in her body, than if the eggs are laid in the wild. A female can go basking for example to raise her body temperature. Eggs laid in a hole in the ground or inside a log cannot move. By retaining her eggs, a female has a better chance of having eggs that hatch the females that lay their eggs in their surroundings, if the surroundings may turn cold.

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    None of the above, since all of these describe relationships between individuals of different species.

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    reproduction is none of the above.

  • CRR
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It's an example of reproduction.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    You may want to read up a bit there, buddy.

  • 6 months ago

    No. All of those adjectives refer to cross-species relationships.

    • Smeghead
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Pregnancy. It's a perfectly well-understood term. No further categorization is needed.

  • 6 months ago

    No. They are the result of sex. No example of anything!

    Peace.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It cannot be classified as a parasitic relationship, at all. The embryo, fetus and then baby, do take their sustenance from the mother through the umbilical but not to any detriment to the mother. (In the vast majority of pregnancies.). Nor is the fetus attached to the organs of the mother with any of its organs or body parts. Only by the umbilical cord being attached to the uterus. You need to read more carefully about parasitism and understand what it is better.

    • Gerik6 months agoReport

      what about the mother dying before and during labor?

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