What are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction?
Advantages of sexual reproduction:
- In sexual reproduction, more variations are produced. Thus, it ensures survival of species in a population.
- The new formed individual has characteristics of both the parents.
- Variations are more viable in sexual mode than in asexual one. This is because in asexual reproduction, DNA has to function inside the inherited cellular apparatus.
- Sexual reproduction plays an important role in the origin of new species having different characteristics, which is not possible in the case of asexual reproduction.
- Sexual reproduction produces genetic variations, which produces diversity of characters whereas it is not possible in asexual reproduction.
Concept: Sexual Reproduction in Animals
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