Biology Forum Cell Biology Binary Fission=asexual? Conjugation=sexual?

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    • #14176
      ConfusedBiology15
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      Why is binary fission considered asexual?
      Why is conjugation considered sexual?

    • #102415
      canalon
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      What is the essence of sex?
      Therein lies your answer.

    • #102418
      ConfusedBiology15
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      its supposed to mean in the sense of reproduction..
      hey!! i need help!! :'(

    • #102419
      canalon
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      Yeah, you need help. That does not mean that I will spoon-feed you the answer. What you figure out by yourself will be understood for the rest of your life, not likely if I just give you a perfectly crafted answer that you do not understand.

      So to go back to the problem at hand: No, at heart sex is not necessary for reproduction. Bacteria do not have sex, nor social insects in many cases and many other species. Yet they reproduce. So what happens during sex that makes it special from a reproductive point of view?

    • #102422
      ConfusedBiology15
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      i got the answer from the book. thx for some help :/

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