Two principle modes of reproduction are Asexual and Sexual
The creation of new individuals
Animals reproduce in a variety of different ways
The creation of offspring by a single parent, without the
participation of sperm and egg Common in Invertebrates
It is a genetically identical offspring of the parent
Without the fusion of an ovum and sperm
Types of Asexual Reproduction
Budding - A new individual is created from outgrowths of parent,
once it buds off (splits off) it lives independently.
Fission - The separation of a parent into two or more individuals of
about equal size. Fragmentation - The breaking of the parent body
into several pieces followed by regeneration which is the regrowth
of lost body parts.
Allows animals that live in isolation as well as animals that are
immobile to produce offspring without having to finding a mate.
Enables an animal to reproduce many offspring quickly. As well no time or energy is lost in the production of eggs or sperm
The offspring is identical to the parent, it allows for the