Nt1310 Unit 5 Research Paper

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In general, all the predators and prey (regardless of habitat) began with the same amount of population. For instance, there are a total of six predators (2 had forks, 2 had spoons, and 2 had knives)—regardless of habitat, Meaning each predator contributed to 33% of the population (Tables 1A, 2A). For prey, each bean contributed 25% of the population (Tables 1B, 2B). However, as generation progressed, differences began to appear. In the dirt habitat, the population of fork and knifes began to decrease while the population of spoons began to increase. For instance, in generation 2, forks accounted for 33% of the population, knives had become extinct and spoons accounted for 67% of the population. Additionally in generation 3, the total population was made up of spoons, both knives and forks had become extinct (Table 1A). As for predators in the dirt habitat, the population of pinto bean decreased during the second generation, while the populations of black beans, green beans and white beans slightly increased. For instance, pinto beans accounted for 22% of the population while green beans accounted for 25.2%, and both black beans and white…show more content…
For instance, forks accounted for 33% of the population while spoons accounted for 67% of the population---knives were once again extinct by the second generation (Table 2A). In the third generation, spoons accounted for 100% of the population (Table 2A). As for prey in the grass habitat, in the second generation, black beans accounted for 16.58% of the population while, green beans accounted for 27.69%, white beans accounted for 29.35% and pinto beans accounted for 26.37% of the population (Table 2B). In figures 4A and 4B, it is easier to note the changes in percent population since the three generations and the final percent of population (after the three generation) are
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