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The r and K- selection theory accounts for the level of parental investment early in the lives of their offspring.

Which of the following BEST describes an r-selected strategy for parents?

A

A large amount of parental energy is invested in producing a small number of offspring.

B

An r-selected species will assume high parental investment during juvenile stages.

C

Parents expend a small amount of per capita energy to produce large numbers of offspring.

D

Parents expend a large amount of per capita energy feeding and caring for the large offspring.

E

The parents invest a small amount of energy producing a small number of offspring.

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