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What are the advantages of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction ?

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In asexual reproduction, there is no much genetic variation as the offspring are almost identical to their parent because they have the same genes as their parent.This inhibits the further evolution of the organism hence seen as an disadvantage whereas in sexual reproduction even if the offspring is quite similar to their parents, they are not identical to them or to one another because the offspring receive some genes from the mother and some from the father. There is a greater genetic variation because of the mixing of genes of mother and father in various different combinations. In this way, sexual reproduction leads to a greater variety in population which means that a species (animal or plant) can adapt quickly to changes in its surroundings.

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