Binary Fission=asexual? Conjugation=sexual?

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Binary Fission=asexual? Conjugation=sexual?

Post by ConfusedBiology15 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:37 pm

Why is binary fission considered asexual?
Why is conjugation considered sexual?

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Post by canalon » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:43 pm

What is the essence of sex?
Therein lies your answer.
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Post by ConfusedBiology15 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:29 am

its supposed to mean in the sense of reproduction..
hey!! i need help!! :'(

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Post by canalon » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:23 am

Yeah, you need help. That does not mean that I will spoon-feed you the answer. What you figure out by yourself will be understood for the rest of your life, not likely if I just give you a perfectly crafted answer that you do not understand.

So to go back to the problem at hand: No, at heart sex is not necessary for reproduction. Bacteria do not have sex, nor social insects in many cases and many other species. Yet they reproduce. So what happens during sex that makes it special from a reproductive point of view?
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Post by ConfusedBiology15 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:27 am

i got the answer from the book. thx for some help :/

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