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    Evolutionary significance of Reproduction

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    Species can reproduce either asexually or sexually, depending on the state of the environment. Asexual reproduction tends to occur in stable, favorable environments; sexual reproduction is more common in unstable or unfavorable circumstances.

    What are some of the advantages or disadvantages this pattern might have on survival of the species in an evolutionary sense or on survival of individuals?

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    Evolution is a function of three events - variation, natural selection and isolation working in a co-operative and sequential manner. Variations, in fact, produce raw material for the evolutionary forces like natural selection and isolation ...

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    Sexual reproduction results in variation which adds to the survival value of species.