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2.35: Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction

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asexual reproduction

Reproduction that involves a single parent; results in offspring that are all genetically identical to the parent.

budding

Asexual reproduction in which an offspring cell pinches off from the parent cell; occurs in yeasts.

cell division

Process in which a parent cell divides to form two daughter cells.

diploid

Having two sets of chromosomes.

fertilization

Union of two gametes that produces a diploid zygote.

fragmentation

Process in which a parent organism breaks into fragments, or pieces, and each fragment develops into a new organism.

gamete

Reproductive cell produced during meiosis that has the haploid number of chromosomes.

haploid

Having one set of chromosomes.

meiosis

Type of cell division in which the number of chromosomes is reduced by half and four haploid cells result.

zygote

Diploid cell that forms when two haploid gametes unite during fertilization.

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