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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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Can all plants be reproduced through vegetative propagation?

I have learned that plants can be reproduced or propagated through vegetative parts but there is a question in my mind if we can each method for all types of plants. I don't know if all plants have ...
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What does this statement pertaining to fission mean?

I was reading about fission on Wikipedia when I encountered the following statement under Fission of prokaryotes section. Like in mitosis (and unlike in meiosis), the parental identity is lost. What ...
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Scientific word for organisms that can regrow themselves

Is there any term for living organisms or more specifically animals that can regrow a whole from small components (assuming sufficient quantity of cells or specific organs are present)? For example - ...
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References for historical momentum in asexual species definitions

For sexually reproducing organisms, the scope of a species is somewhat fixed by reproductive compatibility. However, this all collapses for organisms that exclusively reproduce asexually. Here, my ...
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How come the role of the Apis mellifera is determined by nutrition rather than chromosomes?

Prior to making my question I browsed on similiar question such as this one but it doesn't specifically addressed my doubt in the sense that it is related with a different species and on a concept not ...
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Will Fst (inbreeding coefficient) always be a value close or at 0 in asexual populations?

FST is the average inbreeding coefficient of a total population. The equation is: $F_{ST} = \frac{Var(S)}{Var(T)} $ $Var(S)$ = variance in the frequency of the allele between different subpopulations, ...
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Multiple fission and spore formation

I came across this question today. In the B diagram, zoospores of chlamydomonas is given. Now my doubt is, are the zoospores formed by multiple fission or spore formation? If it is by spore formation, ...
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Allamanda blanchetti fertilization mechanism

Here is an Allamanda blanchetti flower in my garden. My question is based on the observation that the flower seems to be devoid of any reproductive structures, i.e., Stamen or Carpel, so how does it ...
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How do plants that reproduce with artificial vegetative propagation grow in nature?

How do plants that grow with artificial vegetative propagation grow in nature? Will they go extinct if humans stop intervening? e.g., Rose
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What is the developmental and health outcome of an XY individual with an SRY addition on their X chromosome?

I know that "XX male" syndrome occurs through various means, including the addition of an SRY gene in one of the X chromosomes. The developmental and health outcomes of such individuals can be ...
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Long-term viability of induced parthenogenesis

Short version: Some parasitic bacteria, such as Wolbachia, cause hosts from sexually-reproducing insect species to reproduce asexually instead, with an all-female line. Sometimes, all members of the ...
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How are asexual species classified?

Are there multiple distinct genetic lineages of asexual species that are closely enough related to not be considered distinct or does any genetic change result in a new species? I would assume there'...
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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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Are spores seeds?

It seems to me that the spores produced by bread mould are actually its seeds but my textbook says that they are not. My rationale is that spores are seeds of bread mould because both spores and seeds ...
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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 ...
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