Asexual reproduction

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

Asexual reproduction creates more organisms "without fusion of two types of cells, mostly found in algae; fungi; and plants. Asexual reproduction occurs in several ways, such as budding, fission, or splitting from "parent" cells. Only few groups of animals reproduce asexually or unisexually (i.e., parthenogenesis)."[1]

There are various mechanisms by which a species that reproduces asexually can still have genetic diversity, such as plasmid transfer.

References