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Homework Help: AP BIO; asexual and sexual reproduction

  1. Apr 5, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What environmental conditions would favor sexual reproduction? What environmental conditions would favor asexual reproduction?

    Organism - sexual reproduction - gonads
    asexual reproduction - honeybees

    2. Is pillbugs an asexually organism or is a sexually organism? I think its ansexually organism, right?


    2. The attempt at a solution

    1. Sexual reproduction takes advantage of desirable environmental conditions. Asexual reproduction is easier, less costly in energy, and is less likely to make a genetic mistake (mutation) in the reproduction of a new organism. Sexual reproduction is more energy costly, but it adds more genetic variation to the population because a new organism gets some traits from mom and some from dad.

    But besides this, is there any suitable environment conditions for the honeybees and gonads.

    2. I think its an sexually organism, right?
     
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