A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • one year ago

Compare and contrast sexual reproduction vs. asexual reproduction.

  • This Question is Closed
  1. mattyboyy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I mean the biggest difference would be Sexual reproduction takes 2 organisms and asexual reproduction takes 1

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    sexual reproduction has more genetic diversity than asexual reproduction. in sexual reproduction, there is a chance that a genetic mutation could occur, which means that the individual would be different, but yet similar to its parents. it also means that the individual has 2 different parents genes, so natural selection has a much greater chance in occurring in a species that uses sexual reproduction, which means that the species would evolve more. in asexual reproduction, the offspring is an exact replica of its parent, so there really is no genetic diversity, except if mutations occur, but if a species only relies on genetic mutations to evolve off of, most mutations are neutral, so it wouldn't really benefit of harm the species, so natural selection truly wouldn't take place

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.