What are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction? - Science

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What are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction?

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Solution 1

Advantages of sexual reproduction:

  • The fusion of male and female gametes from male and female parents occurs during sexual reproduction. The offspring have a diversity of personalities since the merging gametes originate from two separate and sexually diverse individuals.
  •  The newly formed individual has characteristics of both parents.
  • Variations are more viable in the sexual mode than in the asexual one. This is because in asexual reproduction, DNA has to function inside the inherited cellular apparatus.

Solution 2

  • Sexual reproduction plays an important role in the origin of new species with different characteristics, which is not possible in the case of asexual reproduction.
  • Sexual reproduction produces genetic variations, which produce diversity of characters, whereas it is not possible in asexual reproduction.
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