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In what type of human cells does meiosis occur in asexual reproduction


Every organism must reproduce create offspring in order to pass a part of themselves on into future generations. Depending on the organism, it can either reproduce using sexual or asexual reproduction, which both involve cell division.

The parental traits of sexually reproducing organisms will also mix to form a unique combination in the offspring, and an asexually reproduced organism will inherit all of its genetic material from the parents.


Reproduction is the process by which organisms create offspring and therefore replicate themselves in future generations. Unless spontaneous changes during reproduction, referred to as mutations, occur, the organism will receive all of its traits from its parents. Sexual reproduction involves intercourse, a process in which one organism usually a male inserts their own genetic material into another organism usually a female.

As this offspring grows, their development in the womb is referred to as pregnancy. When two organisms reproduce through sexual reproduction, the offspring display traits from both parents.

This is because of inheritance, or the passing on of traits, which was discovered by Gregor Mendel in the s. In fact, Mendel worked with pea plants to come up with his laws of inheritance.

Mendel chose plants with differences in a trait such as stem length, pea shape, or flower color. He noticed that if he mixed two plants with opposite traits, such as wrinkled and round pea shape, then all of their offspring would be round.

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