Reproduction: Asexual and Sexual

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Sexual reproduction typically requires the sexual interaction of two specialized reproductive cells, called ______, which contain half the number of chromosomes of normal cells and are created by meiosis, with typically a male fertilizing a female of the same species to create a fertilized zygote

gametes

Asexual reproduction is a process by which organisms create genetically similar or identical copies of themselves without the contribution of genetic material from another ______

organism

The ______ of an organism is a form of asexual reproduction

cloning

The two-fold cost of sexual reproduction is that only 50% of organisms reproduce and organisms only pass on 50% of their ______

genes

The evolution of sexual reproduction is a major puzzle for ______

biologists

Reproduction (or procreation or breeding) is the biological process by which new individual organisms – 'offspring' – are produced from their 'parent' or parents. There are two forms of reproduction: ______ and sexual.

asexual

In ______ reproduction, an organism can reproduce without the involvement of another organism.

asexual

The cloning of an organism is a form of ______ reproduction.

asexual

Sexual reproduction typically requires the sexual interaction of two specialized reproductive cells, called ______, which contain half the number of chromosomes of normal cells and are created by meiosis, with typically a male fertilizing a female of the same species to create a fertilized zygote.

gametes

This produces offspring organisms whose genetic characteristics are derived from those of the two parental ______.

organisms

Test your knowledge about the two forms of reproduction: asexual and sexual. Learn about the process of creating new individual organisms from their parent or parents, and the differences between asexual and sexual reproduction.

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