List Six Specific Characteristics of Sexual Reproduction. - Science

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List six specific characteristics of sexual reproduction.

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Characteristics of sexual reproduction:-

(a) Sexual reproduction takes place by the combination of special reproductive cells called sex cells.

(b) It is usually biparental and involves two parents.

(c) It involves the formation of sex cells called gametes followed by the fusion of the gametes.

(d) It is comparatively slower as compared to asexual reproduction.

(e) Meiosis and mitosis occur during gamete formation, while mitosis takes place during the development of the zygote.

(f) Variations appear because of a new combination of genes during crossing over.

(g) Fertilisation is internal in human beings.

Concept: Sexual Reproduction in Animals
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