What are the advantages and disadvantages of sexual reproduction?
- Genetic variation (the ability of organisms to adapt over time). Due to the fusing of gametes (one from each parent), the offspring displays a mixture of traits.
- Two parents are required
- Energy must be consumed to find a suitable mate.
- Mutations may occur
- Not as rapid and efficient as other forms of reproduction (eg binary fission)
- Very few offspring produced at a time
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Where genetic information is shared by gametes from two parents it produces variety in the offspring. This variety can then allow a species to evolve to exploit different environments.
One of the disadvantages is that only half the population (females) is capable of. Another one of the disadvantages is that two parents have to be involved in the process. Also having to find a mate and producing gamete cells is also another disadvantage. Fertilization has to take place and there is… no guarantee that the nucleus of the male sex cell would fuse with the cell. Also this takes a long time and there is no grantee that an offspring would be born. _________________________________________________________________ . Sure, all of that is true but I think a lot of people forget that plants undergo sexual reproduction as well, and they can guarantee many "seeds." (by seeds, I'm not talking about the female and male gametes but the seed [or child if you want to call it that] itself that is created. Now what happens to that seed, whether it does grow or not, it is not a fault of the reproduction system of the flower.) So really, the only disadvantages I could think of from sexual reproduction are how frequent it occurs as well as mutation and the amount of time needed. . (MORE)
Despite the obvious efficiencies of many forms of asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction abounds. Asexual species, for the most part, are relatively short-lived offshoots of sexual ancestors. From the nineteenth century, it has been recognized that, since there is no obvious advantage to the indi…viduals involved, the advantages of sexual reproduction must be evolutionary. Furthermore, the advantage must be substantial; for example, producing males entails a two-fold cost, compared to dispensing with them and reproducing by parenthetic females.sexual reproduction offers the opportunity to produce recombinant types that can make the population better and able to keep up with changes in the environment. And Sexual feels so great. You don't even know. (MORE)
Briefly, asexual reproduction allows an organism to quickly reproduce, without wasting energy on courting a mate, and enables reproduction even if that organism can't find another of it's species at the time. Sexual reproduction allows for genetic variation in the offspring, as the combination of ge…netic material from the two parents creates new genetic combinations which may have survival advantages. Sexual reproduction is what enabled the existence of the wide diversity of forms of live that exist in our world. Without sexual reproduction, there would have been insufficient variation to enable natural selection to work. (MORE)
keeps plants life cycle alive ^what the heck kind of answer is that?!? go educate yourself on plant sex! plants can produce both asexually and sexually, and advantages of sexual reproduction are: -genetic variation (genetic uniformity of asexual plants puts them at risk for extinction if a catas…trophic event occured, i.e. climate change or a new strain of disease) -seeds produced by sexual reproduction can be dispersed to more locations and grow in more favorable environments -seed dormancy allows the plant to survive until bad environment conditions are reversed (MORE)
Advantages: Genetic variation. Due to the fusing of gametes, one from each parent, the offspring displays a mixture of traits. Disadvantages: Energy must be consumed to find a suitable mate. Mutations may occur Not as rapid and efficient as other forms of reproduction (eg binary fi…ssion) (MORE)
The disadvantages are that it is hard for a species to vary and/or evolve with asexual reproduction because the offspring really only have one parent. another disadvantage is that most species that asexually reproduce are small organisms (single celled bacteria or protists), although there are some …plants that are known to asexually reproduce. some advantages include that you do not need another gender partner to reproduce, as long as you have an energy source, you can reproduce all you want Some advantages of asexual reproduction are - Large numbers of offspring are reproduced very quickly from only one parent when conditions are favourable. - Large colonies can form that can out - complete other organisms for nutrients and water. - Large numbers of organisms mean that species may survive when conditions or the number of predators change. - Energy is not required to find a mate. Some disadvantages of asexual reproduction are - Offspring are genetic clones. A negative mutation can make a sexually produced organisms susceptible to disease and can destroy large numbers of offspring. - Some methods of asexual reproduction produce offspring that are close together and compete for food and space. - Unfavourable conditions such as extreme temperatures can wipe out entire colonies. The advantages are that if the plant is good at producing ripe fruit or vegetable quickly or is quick at photosynthesis, you take a cutting from the plant and replant it and when it grows it identical to the original. Or it might be a that it is immune to some types of pesticides and other chemicals. The disadvantages are that if the plants are all the same species there is no differentiating and therefore they can be wiped out by a disease or a change in the climate. (MORE)
Another disadvantage is since the reproduction involves 2 parents, they have to find a mate to reproduce with, and there are more steps so there are more chances it can go wrong. If there are too few females that are born and survive, a species might not remain viable.
Advantages: Couples can have babies. Couples with genetic disorders can have healthy babies. Disadvantages: The baby has a higher chance of getting birth defects They don't know what to do with the left over embryos The mother could have sideaffects depending on the type of Assisted Reproductiv…e Technology she used (IVF, ISI, ect.) (MORE)
sexual reproduction doesn't yield as many offspring. asexual makes exact replicas, so if one is mutated all its offspring will be too. asexual takes longer for the organism to evolve unless there are helpful mutations.
ADVANTAGES: The main advantage of sexual reproduction is that itcreates variation within the species because of the joining of twogametes. This means that the species is adaptable. Organisms withthe good qualities survive and the ones with bad qualities do not,so that you are left with organisms wit…h good qualities. This isvery advantageous in the long term survival of the species. it alsoeliminates the risk of the species being entirely wiped out by asingle disease, pest, or climactic condition. For plants it allowsseeds to be dispersed over large areas to give the species a chanceto colonize new habitats. It also provides sexual pleasure. . DISAVANTAGES: Sexual Reproduction can be much slower thanasexual reproduction. this is because it relies on other things.for animals, they need to find a mate to breed with and plants needto be pollinated (they rely on the presence of wind or animals forthis). For animals, not many offspring are created and for plants,only a few of the seeds will eventually germinate. it also takes alot of energy to reproduce sexually. animals may sometimes have totravel long distances to find mates and then attract them, and someplants have to make visually appealing flowers so as to attractpollinators. (MORE)
Asexual-don't need a partner, but doesnt result in genetically new individuals. Sexual-genetically unique offspring but need a partner to produce offspring.
There is a variety for offspring. They could be different. In asexual reproduction, every offspring is identical
An advantage of a sexual reproduction is that it is able to producemore offspring because of the mate. Children are different from theparents and more genetic variation species.
disadvantages of sexual reproduction: - need 2 parents (if one species dies out; can't produce anything) - can spread disease - not quick - may be mutations advantages of asexual reproduction: disadvantages of asexual reproduction: - exact copy - no diversity - if a disease is genetica…lly transmitted, every generation will get that disease and soon become extinct hope this helped ! (MORE)
You can transmit new genetic improvements to your offspring. For example, if there is a sudden famine, a species that produces sexually instead of asexually will be better able to have future generations adapt faster.
Avantages.. . 1) varation . 2) male and female need to be present . 3) it completes the cycle of life . Disadvantages.. . 1) takes a lot of time . 2) there is a genestation time.. (this is 9 months for humans)
variation. humans wont go extinct. all your teaits get passed down so that you and your mate. will resemble the offspring
Basically, sexual reproduction allows for variety of the offspring because it is receiving genes from both parents, allowing a greater chance off survival during a disaster to that species. Asexual allows reproductions to occur much faster, therefore allowing that organisms species to out compete… it competitors. (MORE)
it requires more energy. because Sexual reproduction requires more energy than asexual reproduction. In other words, the parent organism needs to invest more of itself into the production of offspring. An organism that reproduces sexually needs to find a suitable mate and donate enough reproductiv…e cells to ensure that fertilization takes place. For many organisms, this requires a large devotion of time and energy.. (MORE)
It helps the food chain grow, not slow down, and not make any harmful changes in the ecosystem.
Advantages: . You don't need to locate a partner and convince them to have sex with you . You don't need to wait for your partner to become fertile . Every organism in your species can reproduce at one time, thus increasing the chances of the offspring to survive Disadvantages: . Reproduct…ion depends on environmental conditions . The offspring are not protected during development, and could easily be killed . The chances of your particular sperm and/or eggs being fertilized are smaller than with internal fertilization (MORE)
this helps in continuity of existence of that particular species, think if they do not do so then soon their species will extinct from earth
There are many advantages of sexual reproduction including creatinggenetic variance. Other advantages include having a more stablepopulation, lower rate of extinction, higher rate of evolution, andhigher socialization in animals.
Asexual reproduction is for simple organisms. Asexual reproduction is also a exact genetic copy of your genes. Which does not evolve without genetic mutations. But sexual reproduction is the mixing of 2 individuals and therefore a mix of genes and that diversifies the genetic pool. Having diversifi…cation of genes protects against the one thing that life needs to survive over time. That is the differences between the genes protects us from becoming extinct. Some of us will survive and continue the race so do speak with most diseases and natural disasters. (MORE)
The Good things about having a sexual reproduction is that you get to have maybe a baby or pet and having sex but the bad thing is that you cant buy the things you want anymore
Advantages: A male helps raise the offspring and offspring get 50% of 2 parent's characteristics. Disadvantages: It takes 2 parents , it takes longer, One is produced at a time
ASEXUAL reproduction, ( used by bacteria, etc), is able to be used immediately, if conditions are suitable for reproduction, without energy used to find, court, &/or fight for a mate or raise offspring. Advantage AND disadvantage is the the gene pool is very compressed and genetic changes, variants …of the species, only come about with damage or a mutant reproduction. It gives a stability to type, which again, has both advatages and disadvantages but usually restricts it's ideal conditions. Yet if a mutant gene proves more successful, it can be reproduced immediately, as long as conditions favour breeding Asexual reproduction also means there will be no sexually spread diseases, to infect species. SEXUAL reproduction costs a great deal of energy, to find, court, &/or fight for a mate and sometimes raise young and if there is no mate available, no reproduction and, large scale, to species collapse - but it gives a far greater range of possible variants to enable relatively fast adaptions to changing conditions and to exist in a wider range of conditions in successful variants. It also gives a greater degree of effects from random couplings and the variants of recessive genes. So, as a species, there are lots of versions popping up which have all the opportunity of being tried out, as a more succesful version for survival. Sexual reproduction in a relatively suddenly restricted area, where inbreeding occurs, loses a lot of the advantages it has and as often a wide selection of mutant recessive genes, (more than usually disadvantageous), begin doubling up, the inbreeding can be catastrophic for the species. (MORE)
It gives variety to offsprings. What is one advantage of sexual reproduction? How do you know? __________________________________________________________________________________
\nthe main purpose (advantage) of sexual reproduction is that it creates genetic diversity within the population or species. It doe sthis by creating new and unique combinations of genes (and thus traits) by mixing the genes for each trait from the two parents.
It takes more energy than asexual reproduction. It produces much less offspring than asexual reproduction does.
Asexual reproduction is better in one way. You need no one else to reproduce. Yet the Nature likes variation on tries to improve in some ways. the answer is sexual reproduction. In fact we can look at it asexually. Let us say we have two separate organisms. They want to create another organism but t…hat that would share some common characteristics of its parent and some extras. Extras being characteristics of each parent to make up for their ego desire. Also some other extra could be unspecified. The last change might be not very significant. Just like shape of a little finger or like or dislike certain tastes. sexual reproduction though has still another function. Each organism has to become attractive to another chosen one so can be accepted. That behaviour is the basis of all social interactions. The most complex including, the ones which on the surface run against personal interests. Ambition "forcing" some one to exert oneself despite lack of immediate reward is one of the examples. There are many reasons why sexual reproduction is better than asexual, yet the most prominent are the two mentioned above and repeated here: Collaborative genome sequencing under strict anti mutant rules and fundamental forces behind complex social behaviours not possible among other creatures reproducing in different way, simply because they don't have to try to please another being - organism to mate. (MORE)
Its hella fun. and genetic diversity. Some argue that the evolutionary process is more expressed in species using sexual reproduction.
Assexual Reproduction - for fast growing population, when environment is at optimum. Lack in variety - all individuals shre the same genome. Sexual Reproduction - create variety, but is often more time consuming and energy consuming.
Advantages of Sexual Reproduction . The new organisms or off-springs are not identical to each other nor to their parents. This variation allows for differential survival in different situations. If all organisms of a species is genetically the same, then they all survive or die together. Howeve…r, with variation, unfavorable conditions may allow one organism in a species to be more fit than another organism of the same species. . Seeds that are produced may be resistant to poor conditions e.g. drought. hence they can survive . New plants may arise which for example have bigger seeds and so produce more food . New kinds of animals might arise which again might produce better meat or more milk Advantages of Asexual Reproduction . Produces large numbers of offspring . Offspring are identical to the parent and to each other (so a farmer can produce more 'copies' of a good plant. . New organisms are produced quicker than in sexual reproduction . It is essential in plants such as banana where seeds are not produced (MORE)
What is one advantage and one disadvantage of asexual reproduction compared with sexual reproduction?
ADVANTAGE; It does not require a reproductive partner and thus it can readily reproduce at a higher rate. Since there is only one parent, the beneficial/targeted traits will certainly be passed down to its offspring every generation. DISADVANTAGE; Since there is only one parent, the DNA of the of…fspring will not undergo genetic variation (that is to say, the crossing over of chiasma at Prophase I of Meiosis) and thus the offspring will be less susceptible to specifically-targeted viruses and diseases which can potentially wipe out the entire population. (MORE)
Considerations There are many things to be cautious about when considering whether or not to clone humans. Diversity in genes is beneficial to our society . Adaptation in genes allows human beings to strengthen themselves against diseases and the environment. Cloning would limit this ability seve…rely. Copying something generally weakens it, and scientists have found this true of cloning. All cloned animals have died early of diseases or genetic issues. The cloning of human body tissue also brings up several ethical questions. Who will own the tissue? The carrier of the DNA, or the scientists who create it? Will the monetary costs of cloning be worth the final result? Finally, there are those who worry that cloning allows man to "play God." Is it really a good idea for one human to be able to create another human? There are several disadvantages associated with cloning, such as significant scientific uncertainty, medical risks, potential effects of aging, somatic mutation, and improper imprinting. A cloned child is not really a couple's genetic child, but the child of only one of them. That imbalance may produce strains on the marriage the child might suffer identity confusion, and there is a risk of perpetuating the cause of sterility Offensive, repugnant, disgusting, grotesque, and repulsive are the kinds of terms used by many to describe the prospect of cloning a human being. These are universal feelings of many commonfolk, inte Benefits One benefit of cloning human tissue is that if researchers can grow vital organs, they can be used to replace ailing organs. For example, if heart disease destroys a patient's heart, an exact replica can simply be "grown" to replace it. Human cloning can also be a solution for infertile couples, even allowing the couples to create a child with certain features. Because cloning allows for the manipulation of genes, embryos can be created free of inherited genetic disorders or predispositions. The cloning of human tissue could also be used to treat cancers, and even for plastic surgery. There are five important reasons why animal cloning might be useful: (1) to generate groups of genetically identical animals for research purposes; (2) to rapidly propagate desirable animal stocks; (3) to improve the efficiency of generating and propagating transgenic livestock; (4) to produce targeted genetic alterations in domestic animals ; (5) to pursue basic knowledge about cell differentiation. There are five potential uses for cloning humans or human cells: (1) a research tool to understand how genes in cells can be switched off and on; (2) growing new skin for burn victims; (3) culturing bone marrow that could be used to treat cancer patients ; (4) manipulating genes to cure sickle cell anemia ; (5) potential application in treating infertility. Human cloning can also be a solution for infertile couples, even allowing the couples to create a child with certain features. The cloning of human tissue could also be used to treat cancers, and even for plastic surgery. One benefit of cloning human tissue is that if we can grow vital organs, they can be used to replace ailing organs. (MORE)
The advantages of sexual reproduction would be that the offspringare able to adjust to a changing environment. A disadvantage wouldbe that it takes longer to find a partner.
Advantages of sexual reproduction are they have more geneticvariation species, children are different from there parents, andare able to produce more offspring because of their mate.Disadvantage are slower reproduction rate, less reliablereproduction, and it takes time and energy to find a mate.
some advantages in sexual reproduction are *genetic variation *to have different abilites which species can survive
you have to use whats called a condom for safe sex the disadvantages are that it could lead to a misscariage
Because sexual reproduction requires a partner for an organism to be capable of reproducing, a colony of said organisms will die out if there is a lack of fertile partners. However, asexual reproduction does not require a partner, so asexual organisms do not have this problem. A disadvantage of a…sexual reproduction can be seen in one of its key features: the offspring produced will be genetically identical to the parent organism. If the parent organism suffers from a genetic defect, then all offspring produced by that organism (and its offspring, etc, etc.) will carry this genetic defect. Sexually reproducing organisms, however, have a greatly diminished risk of inheriting a genetic defect (assuming it is held by only one parent). This is because the offspring inherit a mix of genes from both parents, so with each generation it is likely that any genetic defects present will be "bred out". (MORE)
Sexual reproduction is more advantageous than asexual reproduction because it allows for genetic diversity. In asexual reproduction there is only one source of genetic material whereas with sexual reproduction there are two sources of genetic material.
With sexual reproduction, each generation is slightly different from either parent. That way in every species some members are likely to survive and reproduce when conditions change. Asexual reproduction can occur at a much faster level than sexual reproduction. With some plants, a branch stuck in… the soil will produce a new plant. That happens much faster than waiting for a seed to grow. (MORE)
Asexual reproduction does not lead to genetic variations while sexual reproduction leads to genetic variations. In asexual reproduction there is no limitation/restrictions for gametes to be fertilized.In sexual reproduction if either of the gametes do not function/not present then the possibility of… reproduction becomes nil.Asexual reproduction gives rise to multiple daughter cells from mother cells while sexual reproduction normally gives rise to only two daughter cells. (MORE)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of asexual reproduction compared with sexual reproduction?
One advantage is that you don't need to find a sexual partner in order to reproduce. A disadvantage is a lack of genetic diversity.
What are the advantages or disadvantages of asexual and sexual reproduction in a changing environment?
The main disadvantage of sexual reproduction is that it can be difficult for two organisms of the opposite sex to find each other and to mate. With asexual reproduction, any organism can reproduce whenever it wants to, or whenever it has the surplus of nutrients needed to do so. The main advantage o…f sexual reproduction is that it creates genetic variation, and by having varied offspring, there is a greater chance that at least some of those offspring will be well adapted to the changing environment. With asexual reproduction, genetic variation is very slight; there will be none at all unless there is a mutation induced by radiation, and even then, it will almost certainly be an unfavorable mutation rather than a useful one. So if an organism is not already well adapted to its environment, the genetically identical offspring of that organism will also be poorly adapted. (MORE)
Advantage: No new cells but genes are combined - an increase of genetic diversity, therefore good for evolution! Two new organisms are genetically identical and share the common ways to survive in the same environment which can be an advantage or disadvantage depending on the types of characteristic…s the organism had. (MORE)
One of the disadvantage of asexual reproduction is that the offspring remains exactly the same as the parent.
Genetic diversity is one of the advantages of sexual reproduction.Another advantage is that all individuals are genetically unique.