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Difference between Asexual and Sexual Reproduction – Comparison Table


sexual vs asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction vs Sexual Reproduction
(Similarities between Sexual and Asexual Reproduction)

Reproduction is a biological process by which new individuals (progenies) are formed from their parents. There are two types of reproductions in organisms: sexual reproduction and asexual reproduction.

asexual reproduction in yeastAsexual reproduction: A method of reproduction, usually present in lower animals and plants where progenies are produced from a single parent without the formation of gametes and fertilization. Example: division of bacteria by binary fission, budding of Hydra and yeasts, and vegetative reproduction in plants.

Sexual reproduction: A method of reproduction where the progenies are produced by two parents of separate sexes. These parents produce morphologically and sexually different gametes. The union of gametes results in the formation of zygote. The zygote develops into new progeny.

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