Asexual reproduction. OVERVIEW. Clone : an identical genetic copy of its parents Bread mold comes from a single mold spore A duplicate tree growing from the bottom of another tree Asexual Reproduction : only 1 parent is required to produce offspring .
Clone: an identical genetic copy of its parents
Asexual Reproduction: only 1 parent is required to produce offspring
Clones can also be created artificially (agricultural or horticultural industries, or biomedical labs)
We might be able to use cloning to reproduce extinct species like Tasmanian tigers!
There are 5 main methods of asexual reproduction:
of reproduction for some bacteria!
Instead, one ring of DNA is
replicate every 20 min.
Ex. Streptococcus bacteria
during binary fission!
of bacteria can make
it very resistance to
2. The bud develops a
mouth and tentacles
3. When it’s fully formed
the daughter hydra
detaches from parent
4. The daughter is fully
Budding is great for organisms like sponges because they attach to rocks and move very little. Colonies can grow in the same area or break off and colonize new locations.
Plants can also reproduce by fragmentation IF the environment doesn’t change and
IF there are enough
Example: Eurasian milfoil
or as sprouts (“eyes”)
Ex.: Tulips, daffodils,
hyacinth bulbs, and
within 2-3 years
instead of 5-10
eventual size of
If conditions are right (enough moisture and food, and proper temperature) a new individual will grow wherever it lands