How does sexual reproduction lead to genetic variation?


How does sexual reproduction lead to genetic variation?

Types of Reproduction

There are two main methods of reproduction among living organisms: asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction. In asexual reproduction, only one parent is required and the offspring is essentially a clone of the parent. In sexual reproduction the gametes of two parents combine to create the offspring.

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Sexual reproduction leads to genetic variation because the offspring is genetically distinct from either parent. The gametes (sex cells) of each...

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Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent


Chapter 5 / Lesson 3

Sexual reproduction is a method for creating new organisms. Explore the process of inheriting genes from each parent during sexual reproduction, and learn about gametes, fertilization, meiosis, and types of fertilization to understand reproductive processes among different types of organisms.

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