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Disadvantage and Advantage of asexual reproduction

Advantages of Asexual Reproduction

  1. The offspring are genetically similar to their parent which is a great advantages if the organisms are well adapted to their environment
  2. Agents of pollination are not needed
  3. Agent of dispersal are not needed
  4. Greater nourishment is obtained from the parents therefore they can withstand adverse condition
  5. Since food is ready at hand, the offspring grow and mature quickly
  6. They can colonise the locality easily
  7. It is easy to obtain planting material

Disadvantages of Asexual Reproduction

  1. No variation since parents and offspring are similar from generation to generation
  2. Bad adaptation of the parents and offspring can lead their death since they are similar genetically
  3. Since there are no means of dispersal overcrowding, competition, food, space and light may result. This will lead to stunted growth
  4. There is less chance of evolution

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