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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

[Science Form 3] Sexual or Asexual

When reproduction takes place, new organisms are produced from existing organisms, thus ensuring the continuity of the organisms on Earth.

The production of offspring is carried out either through an

ASEXUAL PROCESS, which occurs in
  • Animal
  • Plants
  • Microorganisms

Or a

SEXUAL PROCESS, which occurs in
  • Human
  • Flowering plants
  • Animals
Differences between asexual and sexual reproduction

Asexual reproduction
  • The production of a new individual, which involves one organism only
  • The new individual has the same characteristics as the parent's

Sexual reproduction
  • The production of a new individual, which involves two sexes - a male and a female - through the fusion of a male gamete and a female gamete.
  • The new individual is a unique offspring, who does not have the same characteristics as parents.
  • Contributes to genetic diversity and variation within species.

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