Difference Between Asexual and Sexual Reproduction

Asexual and Sexual Reproduction:

Following are the points of difference between Asexual and Sexual Reproduction-

Asexual ReproductionSexual Reproduction
Asexual Reproduction involves the participation of a single individual parent.Sexual Reproduction involves the participation of two separate parents.
It does not involve the formation of the union of sex cells. It involves the formation and union of sex cells.
No fertilization.Fertilization is a must for development.
Reproductive units consist of somatic cells.Reproductive units are germ cells of either of the parents.
Cell division is normally mitotic.It is meiotic (for gamete formation) and mitotic division (for a zygote to offspring).
Offsprings produced during this reproduction remain identical to their parents.The offspring produced by this reproduction show variations due to genetic recombination.
Asexual Reproduction is a very quick method of multiplication and therefore, used by plant breeders for cloning.Sexual Reproduction is a very slow method of multiplication of individuals.
It does not play any role in the evolution of species.It plays an effective role in the evolution of species.
No role is played by hormones.The role is played by hormones.

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