what are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction?

Asked by  | 17th Mar, 2008, 05:26: PM

Expert Answer:

In sexual reproduction, there is mixing of male and female genes, giving rise to variations. Hence new combinations of charachters appear in offsprings

It increases diversity giving rise to a greater variation among individuals and in the population.

Evolution is made possible with sexual reproduction

New species are formed through sexual reproduction

In case of changing conditions, sexually reproducing organisms have greater diversity, enabling them to have greater survival chances.

In many cases, sexual reproduction usually results in the formation of a life stage that is able to endure the conditions that threaten the offspring of an asexual parent

Answered by  | 22nd Mar, 2008, 11:57: AM

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