Which is a better mode of reproduction, sexual or asexual? Why? - Science and Technology 2

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Which is a better mode of reproduction, sexual or asexual? Why?

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  1. Sexual reproduction is a better mode of reproduction. It allows the formation of new variants by the combination of the DNA from two different individuals, typically one of each sex.
  2. It involves the fusion of the male and the female gamete to produce variants, which are not identical to their parents and to themselves.
  3. This variation allows the individual to adapt to constantly changing and challenging environments. Also, it leads to the evolution of better-suited organisms which ensures greater survival of a species.
  4. On the contrary, asexual reproduction allows very little or no variation at all. As a result, the individuals produced are exact copies of their parents and themselves.
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