sexual reproduction :
- n reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gamete
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- Sexual reproduction only second choice for powdery mildew
Genetically, powdery mildew is perfectly adapted to its host plants. Evidently, sexual reproduction and new combinations of genetic material usually prove disadvantageous for the fungus. Asexual reproduction, however, is considerably more successful for mildew, as plant biologists demonstrate. Nonetheless, the fungus still allows itself a sexual reproduction cycle.
July 15, 2013 - Science Daily
- Mycobacteria get all the advantages of sex with none of the downsides
Sexual reproduction is costly to organisms that depend on it, like humans. In contrast, bacteria reproduce by asexual reproduction, which is more efficient but doesn't allow genomic mixing, making them vulnerable to environmental change. A new report describes a process by which mycobacteria gain the best of both worlds, mixing their genomes as thoroughly as sexual organisms do, while retaining ...
July 10, 2013 - Science Daily
- 'No sex please, we're bacteria': A new type of reproduction
One species of bacteria seems to get many of the perks of sexual reproduction without actually having sex, a new study finds.
July 10, 2013 - NBC NEWS