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Are asexual offspring genetically identical to their parents?
Asexual reproduction generates offspring that are genetically identical to a single parent. In sexual reproduction, two parents contribute genetic information to produce unique offspring. Sexual and asexual reproduction have advantages and disadvantages—which is why some organisms do both!
Are parents asexual or identical sexually?
Asexual reproduction produces offspring that are genetically identical to the parent because the offspring are all clones of the original parent.
Does the offspring of sexual reproduction have the same DNA as the parent?
In both examples, offspring have exactly the same DNA as the parent and the same characteristics. Many other organisms reproduce asexually. Each sex cell has half the usual amount of DNA. When the egg and sperm join, the resulting off- spring have unique combinations of DNA.
What leads to offspring that are identical to the parent?
Mitosis. Asexual reproduction uses the process of mitosis to create the identical copies (clones) of the parent cell. It therefore leads to offspring that show no genetic variation.
Do either of the offspring have identical genetic material as compared to parent #1 or parent 2?
Sexual reproduction is the creation of a new organism by combining the genetic material of two organisms. As both parents contribute half of the new organism’s genetic material, the offspring will have traits of both parents, but will not be exactly like either parent.
Are offspring genetically different or same as each other?
Asexual reproduction produces offspring that are genetically identical to the parent, whereas sexual reproduction produces a similar, but genetically unique offspring.
Why are offspring not identical to parents?
In asexual reproduction all the genes in the offspring come from one parent. In sexual reproduction one full set of the genes come from each parent. Living things produce offspring of the same species, but in many cases offspring are not identical with each other or with their parents.