What are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction?





Advantages of sexual reproduction

Disadvantages of asexual reproduction

  • Variations                   

The offspring is similar to parents but not identical to them. This i s because of the mixing of genes from mother and father. This leads to greater variety in population

The offspring are almost identical to their parent because they have the same genes as their parent. So variations are very few.

  • Evolution

It promotes diversity of characters in offspring by providing genetic variations which lead to continuous evolution of species for better survival.

Due to few variations it has little evolutionary importance.

  • Adaptability

Better Adaptability to variations in environment.

They are unable to adapt to the changing environment.


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