what are the advantages & disadvantages of asexual reproduction

Asked by  | 31st Dec, 2008, 07:38: AM

Expert Answer:

Advantages of asexual reproduction:
1.      It is faster and easier than sexual reproduction because only one organism is involved.
2.      Since the animal or pollen grain doesn’t have to travel in order to propagate the species, it can conserve energy.
Disadvantagesof asexual reproduction:
1.      Evolutionary change is not possible due to lack of variations.
2.      Any genetic defect in the parent organism is also inherited in the offspring.

Answered by  | 31st Dec, 2008, 01:32: PM

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