Will geographical isolation be a major factor in the speciation of an organism that reproduces asexually? Why or why not?

 

Answer:

No;

  • Asexual reproduction does not involve exchange of genetic material of two parents.
  • Parent DNA is passed onto offspring directly .

 

  • Since only 1 parent is involved , it does not require the presence of another individual in the vicinity.
  • Thus, geographical isolation will not be a major factor in the speciation of an organism that reproduces asexually.

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