State 5 differences between sexual and asexual reproduction??
1.) Two parents take part
2.) Variation occurs in offspring
3.) Fertilization takes place
4.) Gametes are involved
5.) Mixing of hereditary material
1.) Single parent
2.) Offspring are genetically identical to each other and to their parent
3.) No Internal fertilization or External fertilization
4.) No gametes
5.) No mixing of hereditary material
Sexual reproduction requires two different sets of (haploid) genes from two parents to produce an offspring (diploid).
Asexual reproduction only requires one parent, with said parent often splitting off a part of itself to form a clone - for example: fleas, earthworms and certain plant species. Most commercial plant propagation is done asexually (cuttings, tissue culture etc.)