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Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction
Adapted from regentsprep.org, Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center

A method of reproduction with all the genetic information coming from one parent.

Some Methods of Asexual Reproduction
1.  binary fission — involves an equal division of the cytoplasm and nucleus to form two identical organisms.
2.  budding — involves one parent dividing its nucleus (genetic material) equally, but the cytoplasm divides unequally, e.g. yeast.
3.  sporulation (spore formation) – Reproduction involving specialized single cells, coming from one parent.
e.g. mold spores

Asexual reproduction is sometimes called cloning.

is the production of identical genetic copies.

All forms of asexual reproduction are variations of the cell division process of mitosis.

Mitosis is associated with asexual reproductio

Mitosis is also how tissues repair themselves.

This process starts with one replication (copying of the chromosome material) and one division of the chromosome material.

A.  Key Results of Mitosis

  1. The same chromosome number is retained from generation to generation.
    2. Each daughter cell receives an exact copy of the chromosomes of the parent cell.  (clones)

Asexual reproduction

Learning Standards

2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework
2006 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework
Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework
Massachusetts History and Social Science
Benchmarks for Science Literacy, AAAS
SAT Biology Subject Area Test

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