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Asexual & Sexual Reproduction - Chapter Summary
Enjoy an in-depth analysis of asexual and sexual reproduction that can help you better understand spores, meiosis, and asexual reproduction in plants. Lessons also examine issues with cloning and the biological advantages of sexual reproduction. Once you've completed this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:
- List the advantages and disadvantages of asexual reproduction in plants
- Define and list types of spores
- Share emerging issues linked with the process of cloning
- Discuss sexual reproduction and gene inheritance from each parent
- Describe the steps and results of meiosis
- Explain the biological advantages of sexual reproduction
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1. Asexual Reproduction in Plants: Advantages, Disadvantages & Types
Plants are successful because they have evolved to have a variety of ways to reproduce. In this lesson, we will examine asexual reproduction in plants to learn the types, as well as the pros and cons of this means of reproduction.
2. What Are Spores? - Definition & Types
Spores, for the most part, are units of asexual reproduction. They are produced by nonflowering plants, bacteria, fungi, and algae, and are often able to travel over long distances. Some bacteria also produce spores as a way to survive very harsh conditions.
3. Issues With Cloning: Applications for Agriculture & Horticulture
In this lesson, we'll be exploring what cloning is and how it is used to produce our food sources in agriculture and horticulture. We'll discuss the pros and cons of cloning and how it is impacting our society.
4. Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent
Organisms reproduce in order to make offspring. With sexual reproduction the offspring get a combination of the genetic material from two parents. Learn how the male and female reproductive cells, called gametes, come together during fertilization.
5. What is Meiosis? - Steps & Results
It's meiosis that gives us the male and female reproductive cells known as the egg and sperm. In meiosis, two cell divisions take place, which produces four genetically unique cells with half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
6. Biological Advantages of Sexual Reproduction
In this lesson, we'll discuss the advantages of sexual reproduction. We'll focus on the advantages of genetic variability in terms of pathogen resistance, genetic diseases, and evolution compared to asexual reproduction.
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