What are three characteristics of asexual reproduction?

Genetically identical No fertilisation Quick method of reproduction

Genetically identical

  • Offspring are genetically identical (clones) to one another. This is an advantage when the parent is well adapted in their environment.

No fertilisation

  • Asexual means it does not involve gametes (sex cells) and fertilisation

Quick method of reproduction

  • can produce an offspring in about 20 minutes

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