Types Of Reproduction And Asexual Reproduction

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Introduction:

We explored the reproductive system. It is important because without it all living things would become extinct.
The two different types of reproduction are sexual and asexual reproduction. Types of asexual reproduction include binary fission, budding, and fragmentation. Budding is when another organism grows out of the parent cell, and separates once it’s fully developed. Fragmentation is when an organism splits into more pieces which each form into their own organism. Binary fission is when the parent cell copies its genetic material and then splits into two. The advantages of asexual reproduction are that it produces a lot of offspring, takes little energy, and is speedy. The disadvantage is that the offspring are clones. Types of sexual reproduction include external and internal fertilization. External fertilization means that the eggs are fertilized outside of the two parent organisms, while internal fertilization happens inside of the two parent organisms. The advantages of sexual reproduction is that the offspring vary genetically. The disadvantages are that there are fewer offspring, it takes longer, it requires more energy, and a partner must be found.
Gametogenesis is the production of gametes. There are two kinds of gametogenesis, oogenesis and spermatogenesis. Oogenesis happens in the ovaries, and makes eggs. It only happens during fetal development, and produces two polar bodies and one ovum. Spermatogenesis happens in the testes, and occurs

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