Asexual and sexual reproduction


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Asexual and sexual reproduction

  1. 1. Asexual and Sexual Reproduction<br />Friday, Sept. 24, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Reminder about mitosis<br />Mitosis produces two nuclei that are identical to each other and the parent cell<br />Every cell in your body has 46 chromosomes (except for sex cells – we will learn about these next week)<br />You began as a cell with 46 chromosomes in the nucleus<br />
  3. 3. What is reproduction?<br />Reproduction is a process where an organism produces others of the same kind<br />There are two types of reproduction in living organisms:<br />Asexual<br />Sexual<br />
  4. 4. Asexual reproduction<br />Occurs by mitosis in eukaryotic cells <br />The new organism has genetic information that is IDENTICAL to its parent <br />Both have advantages and disadvantages- what are some you can think of?<br />E.g. <br />