• All living beings reproduce their own kind
    • SEXUAL REPRODUCTION occurs when gametes fuse and result in offspring genetically different from parents
    • ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION occurs without the fusion of gametes and results in offspring identical to the one parent

• Sexual – Reproduction in which two parents give rise to offspring that have unique combinations of genes inherited from both parents via the gametes • Asexual – The generation of offspring from a single parent that occurs without the fusion of gametes – In many cases, offspring are genetically identical to the parent