Biology

Question

Some species of organisms can reproduce either asexually through mitosis or sexually, which requires meiosis. In which of the following situations would it be the MOST beneficial for a species to reproduce sexually rather than asexually?

One in which potential mates are hard to find?

One in which food and resources are limited

One in which the environment undergoes sudden, drastic changes

One in which the species is not capable of locomotion

2 Answer

  • One in which the environment undergoes sudden, drastic changes.

    Reason: Because with sexual reproduction, variation is introduced to the species. If a sudden change happens then it is hoped that some of the group would carry characteristics better equipped for the environment and thus survive. In asexual, there is no variation, so if a change comes is could likely kill the whole species.
  • Answer:

    The Answer is C. One in which the environment undergoes sudden, drastic changes

    Explanation:

    This is because if the environment goes through a sudden change the species would have to adapt or maybe evolve. This would not be possible if the species reproduces asexually because it would have the same exact characteristics.

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