If asexual reproduction involves mitosis, how would the parent cell compare to the daughter cell?
Asexual Reproduction • Asexual reproduction = cloning • Involves only one parent • Parent and offspring are identical (DNA is exactly the same) • Asexual reproduction involves mitotic cell division
Types of Asexual Reproduction • Binary fission • Budding • Regeneration • Sporulation
Binary (2) Fission (cut) Mitotic cell division with EQUAL cytoplasmic division Ameba, bacteria, and paramecium reproduce by binary fission Binary Fission
Budding • Mitotic cell division but UNEQUAL cytoplasmic division • Yeast and hydra reproduce by budding • Example:
Regeneration • Ability of an organism to grow back a lost part by mitotic cell division • Starfish and flat worms have the ability to regenerate. • They are invertebrates • Large areas of undifferentiated tissues
Sporulation • Parent cell produces specialized cells (spores) by mitosis • Large numbers of offspring are produced and released at one time • Bread mold reproduces by sporulation