Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction What’s the difference in how organisms reproduce?
Reproduction of living organisms takes place in one of two ways AsexualSexual
In asexual reproduction, one individual produces offspring that are genetically identical to itself. Budding is a one method of this reproduction. In this method, the offspring grows out of the body of the parent. The Hydra is an example of this. Mitosis is how the cells divide.
MEIOSIS (this represents either the egg or sperm cell) Nucleus Chromosomes 46 New cell Same 46 chromosomes ½ chromosomes 23
Every human organism is formed sexually and has 46 chromosomes. When a sperm cell and egg cell join together, they bring 23 chromosomes each and that gives the final cell (baby) the 46 chromosomes it needs. The sperm and egg carry the genetic information of each parent and that is why babies can look different. There might be 4 different combinations for each cell.