Saturday, February 16, 2013

Comparison between Asexual and sexual reproduction

Asexual and sexual reproduction: Major differences

Asexual reproduction
Sexual reproduction
1.      It involves no formation and fusion of gametes
It involves formation and fusion of gametes
2.      It is uniparental
It is generally biparental except Taenia, Fasciola etc
3.      Reproductive units are somatic cells of parent
Reproductive units are germ cells of parent
4.      It involves only mitotic division
It involves meiosis during gamete formation
5.      Offspring are genetically similar to parents
Offspring are genetically different from parents
6.      It occurs by binary fission or multiple fission or budding or fragmentation
It occurs by gametogenesis followed by fertilization.


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