Difference between Asexual Reproduction and Sexual Reproduction - QS Study
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Difference between Asexual Reproduction and Sexual Reproduction

Asexual Reproduction

  • Usually it occurs in lower type of organisms.
  • Male and female gametes axe not formed in this process
  • Usually it occurs by spores or any part of the plant body
  • Number of daughter individually formed in this process arc usually numerous
  • It is a direct method of reproduction i.e. reproduction occurs within the single organism.
  • There is very little chance of variation with asexual reproduction. Mutations in DNA can still occur but not nearly as frequently as in sexual reproduction.
  • Asexual reproduction is completed in a very short period of time.

Sexual reproduction

  • Usually it occurs in higher type of organisms.
  • Male and female gametes are formed
  • Usually it occurs by the union of male and female gametes
  • Numbers of daughter individuals formed are very few.
  • It is an Indirect method of reproduction i.e. two members are essential in this process of which the one acts as a male while the other acts as a female, producing male gametes (n) and female gamete (n) respectively.
  • Sexual reproduction leads to genetic variation in new generations of offspring. This is fundamental to evolution.
  • Sexual reproduction can take several months time to complete.