Q. 54.2( 106 Votes )
How does the progeny formed from asexual reproduction differ from those formed by sexual reproduction?
The progeny formed from asexual reproduction is always morphologically and genetically identical or clone to their parents since they possess exact copies of DNA of their parent whereas in sexual reproduction DNA copying is accompanied by creation of new cellular apparatus. The cell divides and produces new cells, which exhibits variations. So, differences are found in morphological and physiological features of progeny as DNA copies generated during sexual reproduction are similar but not identical.
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