Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comparison between clone and offspring

Clone and offspring: 
Major differences

Clone
Offspring
1.      It is the product of asexual reproduction
It is the product of sexual reproduction
2.      It is monoparental (derived from a single parent)
It is biparental (derived from two parents)
3.      It is formed by mitosis. Meiosis does not occur
Meiosis occurs prior to formation of gametes
4.      It exactly resembles the parent
It shows variations from parents
5.      There is no recombination of genes
Due to chance segregation and chance combination of genes, offspring exhibits genetic variations.



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