Write one main difference between asexual and sexual mode of reproduction. Which species is likely to have comparatively better chances of survival-the one reproducing asexually or the one reproducing sexually? Justify your answer.



Asexual Reproduction

Sexual Reproduction

Involves only a single parent organism.

Involves 2 parent organisms of opposite sex.

Fusion of gametes does not take place.

Involves fusion of male and female gametes.

Produces offspring identical to parent.

Offspring will have some characters from the male parent and some characters from the female parent.


Sexually reproduced species have a better chance of survival since more variations are generated in them.

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