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Asexual Reproduction       

Merits of Asexual Reproduction

  • Only one parent is needed.

  • There is a large guarantee that the offspring would be born.

  • It takes a very short period and genetic material need not be produce.

  • Fertilization is not there.

  • They have identical characteristics as their parents. They are always of the same species.

  • Asexual reproduction is more reliable because there are less steps to follow so less can go wrong.

Demerits of Asexual Reproduction

  • There is almost no chance of an evolution taking place.

  • The offspring would almost always be of the same species and would be identical to the parents, so diseases and bad qualities are also passed down directly from the parents to the offspring.

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