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Questions tagged [asexual-reproduction]

Reproduction involving a single parental individual producing offspring, where offspring inherit genes from only that parent. The primary form of reproduction for single-celled organisms.

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Could a conscious life form theoretically reproduce asexually?

Could an animal that is conscious/aware/sentient reproduce asexually, (for instance, through binary fission?) There's probably some issue with this, so I just want to make sure--could it happen? It ...
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Why does the seed of the coconut tree have a liquid in it?

What is the purpose of water in the coconut seed? The reason I ask this is that I was reading about coconut water and all the benefits it has for us Humans. But why does the tree put a liquid in the ...
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What are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction? [closed]

What are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction? How does variation influence ecological and evolutionary success?
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Why can't complex multicellular organisms reproduce by regeneration? [closed]

My textbook says that regeneration isn't possible in complex multicellular organisms. But why? Why can't specialized cells be present in the bodies of complex multi cellular organisms which can ...
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can self-fertilization in flowers be called asexual reproduction?

Suppose a flower having both male and female reproductive parts is self-fertilized then can this be called asexual reproduction...?I'm quite confused cause in this case the fusion of male and female ...
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Polyploidy, or why plants of different species can produce fertile offspring hybrids more frequently than animals?

This site says: Plants hybridize much more frequently and successfully than animals do. [...] Chromosomal doubling (polyploidy) occurs more frequently in plants and facilitates the fertility of the ...
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What defines a microbial species?

I know that microbes are not capable of sexual reproduction, thus sorting them into species according to "groups that can interbreed and generate fertile offspring" should not apply.
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Spores are Seeds

I think that the spores produced by the bread mould plant are actually its seeds but my textbook says that it isn't. I think that spores are seeds of bread mould because both spores and seeds perform ...
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What is intercalary mitosis in bacteria?

According to Wikipedia, in vegetative reproduction fragmentation takes place, and Spirogyra simply undergoes intercalary mitosis to form new filaments. How is 'intercalary' defined in a bacterial ...
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Can any organism possibly have the capability to create a new species every time it reproduces?

There are lots of different kinds of living organism in our planet. So i was wondering if such an organism could possibly exist? Can any organism possibly exist, that would have the capability to ...
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Binary fission in amoeba

When a parent amoeba undergoes binary fission, two amoeba are obtained. Are those two amoebas, both daughter, or 1 parent and 1 daughter?
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How do you consider an organism to be a new species? [duplicate]

How do you consider an organism to be a new species? Can a new parthenogenetic organism be considered as a new species?
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Evolution of sexual reproduction from asexual

How exactly did asexually reproducing organisms evolve into sexually reproducing ones? Why was it considered more favourable?
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Is Parthenogenesis known as Sexual reproduction or Asexual reproduction?

I have seen that in some books refer to Parthenogenesis as sexual and in others as asexual. The ones that say it's a form of sexual reproduction,they focus on the fact that meios has happened in the ...
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How do asexually reproductive organisms mutate?

In accordance to my limited knowledge of biology, asexual organisms exactly copy their DNA as there is no "contaminant", which in sexual reproduction is the other organism's DNA.
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Does Human being have potential to perform parthenogenesis?

Wikipedia says: Parthenogenesis can occur without meiosis through mitotic oogenesis. This is called apomictic parthenogenesis. Mature egg cells are produced by mitotic divisions, and these cells ...
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Difference between Fragmentation and Budding [closed]

I have heard about two terms stating similar things - Fission and Fragmentation . I know Amoeba undergoes fission and Fragmentation is done by spirogyra. So what's the main difference between them?
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Why asexual reproduction?

When I took a course on genetics and evolution, I learned that recombination and sexual reproduction is advantageous compared to asexual reproduction. Sexual reproduction allows more combinations of ...