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Solution - Offspring Formed Due to Sexual Reproduction Have Better Chances of Survival. Why? is this Statement Always True - CBSE (Commerce) Class 12 - Biology

Question

Offspring formed due to sexual reproduction have better chances of survival. Why? Is this statement always true?

Solution

Sexual reproduction involves the fusion of the male and the female gamete. This fusion allows the formation of new variants by the combination of the DNA from two (usually) different members of the species. The variations allow the individuals to adapt under varied environmental conditions for better chances of survival.

However, it is not always necessary that the offspring produced due to sexual reproduction has better chances of survival. Under some circumstances, asexual reproduction is more advantageous for certain organisms. For example, some individuals who do not move from one place to another and are well settled in their environment. Also, asexual reproduction is a fast and a quick mode of reproduction which does not consume much time and energy as compared to sexual reproduction.

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 NCERT Biology Textbook for Class 12 (with solutions)
Chapter 1: Reproduction in Organisms
Q: 4 | Page no. 17
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