Asexual reproduction vs Sexual


GCSE Biology (Reproduction and cell division) Mind Map on Asexual reproduction vs Sexual, created by Arianna Weaving on 05/16/2016.
Arianna Weaving
Mind Map by Arianna Weaving, updated more than 1 year ago
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Asexual reproduction vs Sexual
  1. Sexual Reproduction
    1. These are some of the advantages of sexual reproduction: introduces variation into a population the species can adapt to new environments a disease is less likely to affect all the individuals in a population
      1. These are some of the disadvantages of sexual reproduction: time and energy are needed to find a mate not possible for an isolated individual
        1. Two parents are needed in sexual reproduction, and the offspring produced are genetically different to the parents.
        2. Asexual reproduction
          1. The advantages of asexual reproduction include: population can increase rapidly can exploit a suitable habitat quickly
            1. The disadvantages include: does not lead to variation in a population the species may only be suited to one habitat disease may affect all the individuals in a population
              1. Only one parent is needed in asexual reproduction, and the offspring produced are genetically identical, eg reproduction in bacteria, production of spores by fungi, and the formation of tubers in potatoes and bulbs in daffodils.
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