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Human Reproduction

Asexual Reproduction

Life span

  • It is the period between the birth and natural death of an organism.

Reproduction

  • It is a biological process through which living organisms produce offspring that are similar to themselves. Reproduction is of two types: sexual and asexual.

Asexual reproduction

  • It requires only one parent; thus, it does not involve the fusion of gametes.
  • Offspring produced are exact copies of their parents.
  • Clones are morphologically and genetically similar individuals.
  • Binary fission is a mode of asexual reproduction where a single cell is halved. Example: Amoeba and Paramecium
  • Fragmentation is a mode of asexual reproduction seen in Spirogyra.

Organisms and their reproductive structures

Organisms

Asexual reproductive structures

 

Hydra and yeast

Buds

Chlamydomonas

Zoospores

Penicillium

Conidia

Sponge like Sycon

Gemmules

Vegetative propagation

  • This term is used for asexual reproduction in plants.
  • It is the ability of plants to reprodu…

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