Introduction to Reproduction Methods

Describe advantages and disadvantages of asexual and sexual reproduction

Animals produce offspring through asexual or sexual reproduction; both methods have advantages and disadvantages. Reproduction may be asexual when one individual produces genetically identical offspring, or sexual when the genetic material from two individuals is combined to produce genetically diverse offspring.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Discuss asexual reproduction methods
  • Discuss sexual reproduction methods
  • Describe how sex is determined in different organisms

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Asexual Reproduction
  • Sexual Reproduction
  • Self Check: Reproduction Methods