what are advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual mode of reproduction

Asked by  | 6th Oct, 2011, 04:11: PM

Expert Answer:

The advantages of Asexual Reproduction are:

  • It is a faster means of reproduction  
  • Less energy required for reproduction
  • Number of progeny produced is more

The disadvantage of Asexual Reproduction is:

  • The daughter offspring look exactly and have the same genetic material as the parent
    lack of genetic variation. So as a result the population may go extinct with dramatic changes in environment.


The advantage of Sexual Reproduction is:

  • It allows for genetic variation due to the involvement of two parents

The advantages of Sexual Reproduction are:

  • It is a slower process

  • It  requires more energy 
  • Lesser number of progeny can be produced at a time

Answered by  | 7th Oct, 2011, 12:16: PM

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