2Asexual ReproductionOne organism produces an offspring that is identical to itself and lives independently of the other organism.Most unicellular organisms reproduce using cell division (mitosis).Cell division and reproduction are the SAME thing in all unicellular organisms.
3Types of Asexual Reproduction Binary FissionFragmentationVegetative propagationBuddingParthenogenesisBacteriaFlatwormsStrawberriesHydraWhiptail lizard
4Binary FissionSingle celled organisms, such as paramecium and bacteria reproduce by splitting themselves in half!This is often the only way these organisms can reproduce.
5FRAGMENTATIONSome animals can grow from a separate piece of the parent animal.This happens in only the simplest animals, such as the flatwormAnother example is a Sea Star (Star Fish)
6VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION New plants can be produced from sections of parent plants that are cut off.Cells from stems, roots and leaves of a parent plant can take root and grow.New plants that reproducethis way, are geneticallyidentical to the parent plant.
7BUDDING Cell division produces a bud. As the bud grows, it forms an identical copy of its parent.It usually grows on the parent, until it is big enough and becomesindependent.
8PARTHENOGENESISSome animals may produce eggs that develop into offspring without fertilization.Common examples occur in insects, reptiles, and fish.
9Differences between Asexual and Sexual Reproduction ASEXUAL REPRODUCTIONUse cell division and other processesTwo parent organismsRate of reproduction is slower than rate for asexualOffspring have genetic information from two parentsOnly use cell divisionOne parent organismRate of reproduction is rapidOffspring is identical to parent