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Unformatted text preview: process of growth. For instance, after maturity, a single bacterium splits into two bacteria, in six stages. This process is called asexual reproduction. In asexual reproduction only one parent is involved. So generally the produced cells are identical to the parent cell. In asexual reproduction, the rate of production of offspring is faster than in sexual reproduction. In higher or more complex organisms there is another type of reproduction called sexual reproduction. In sexual reproduction, two parents of opposite gender type are responsible for the formation of a new organism. During sexual reproduction, a new combination of genetic material (D.N.A.) occurs. This process is complex and takes more time than asexual reproduction. Nonliving things do not reproduce....
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