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Asexual reproduction

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noun

A form of reproduction that does not involve meiosis, ploidy reduction or fertilization, and the offspring is a clone of the parent organism;because of no exchange of genetic material.


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An organism capable of asexual reproduction is able to produce offspring in the absence of a mate. In asexual reproduction, the offspring is a clone of the parent and therefore results in low genetic variation in the species as a whole.

Examples of asexual reproduction are:


Word origin: a- (absence or lack of) sexual + reproduction.

Compare: sexual reproduction


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Re: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... mess of traits, not order and structure. The second problem is that asexual reproduction combined with frequent and effective HGT makes sexual reproduction superfluous. ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 7516

Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... mess of traits, not order and structure. The second problem is that asexual reproduction combined with frequent and effective HGT makes sexual reproduction superfluous. ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 7516

Re: siphonophores

... egg, the rest of the colony is formed by budding which is a type of asexual reproduction. I have no idea the mechanisms behind HOW the zooids become specialised but I ...

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by fumpledrumpskin
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: siphonophores
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

Concept of sexuality in plants.

Gender refers to roles in sexual reproduction. The male-female pair (there are a lot of other gender mixes, but I think ... offspring. In many plants, individuals produce both types of gametes. Some are asexual, especially highly-modified crop plants. When plants have separate gendered ...

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by Darby
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Concept of sexuality in plants.
Replies: 3
Views: 2150

Hermaphrodite Reproduction

... we were stuck as to what term would be used for an individual who could (theoretically/hypothetically, of course) impregnate themselves. Would asexual be correct, in the same way that certain jellyfish are asexual? Or is there another classification for this situation? Thank you!

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by cbridges
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hermaphrodite Reproduction
Replies: 0
Views: 2442
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