Q. 275.0( 7 Votes )

‘DNA copies generated will be similar, but may not be completely identical to the original.’ Explain the statement concerning asexually reproducing organisms.

Answer :

In asexual reproduction there is involvement of only one parent, hence the offspring receives DNA from a single parent only. Now, this DNA divides or duplicates during the process of replication and cell division. During this division mostly what happens is there is the creation of clones because the similar DNA is being passed on to both daughter cells. However, DNA transferred is not identical because during replication there could be certain environmental factor or any other factors that caused certain changes in the DNA sequences of both.

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