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State the main difference between asexual and sexual reproduction.

Solution

Asexual reproduction Sexual reproduction
It requires only one parent It requires two parents
In asexual reproduction, newly developed plants are identical to the parent and to each other. In sexual reproduction, newly developed plants are not identical to parents
Special reproductive parts are not required for asexual reproduction. Flower is the reproductive part of a plant which contains the sexual organs of a plant. These are important for sexual reproduction.
Examples are yeast, rose, jasmine, potato, etc. Examples are flowering plants, such as Hibiscus, corn, papaya, etc.
Occur in Unisexual plants Occurs in bisexual plants
Reproductive organ are not presents Fully developed reproductive parts are present
In most of the methods the orginal parent disappears Original parents remain alive  after process of reproduction.
Process like gamete formation or fertilization is not seen Fertilization of gametes given rises to zygote
Characteristics of only one parent is inherited Characteristics of both parents are inherited
No need of seeds Seeds are used to get new plants from flower.
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 NCERT Solution for Science Textbook for Class 7 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 12: Reproduction in Plants
Q: 4 | Page no. 141
Solution State the Main Difference Between Asexual and Sexual Reproduction. Concept: Concept of Sexual Reproduction in Flower.
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