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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Define reproduction in animals. Reply To: Define reproduction in animals.

  • Aashutosh

    June 5, 2021 at 9:08 pm
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    Reproduction in animals is the biological process in which their parents gave birth to the new individual called offsprings. Not only in animals but plants also undergo this process to produce offsprings. Every organism, be it plants or animals are the results of reproduction. There are two modes of reproduction in plants and animals and they are known as:

    1. Sexual Reproduction: The most common mode of reproduction in animals is Sexual Reproduction. In this process, both male and female play their significant roles. Most of the animals reproduce sexually in which the male sperm unites with the female egg to make a zygote, which shares its DNA with the cells of both the parents. Certain invertebrates reproduce with the process called self-reproduction in which they fertilize the egg with their own sperm. Humans and many animals reproduce sexually by the fusion of sperm with the ovum to form a zygote and this process is called fertilization.

    2. Asexual Reproduction: It is the mode of reproduction in which only one parent is involved to produce offsprings. It produces genetically identical offsprings. The different modes of asexual reproduction in animals are gemmules, fragmentation, regeneration, parthenogenesis. It helps animals to continue their species.

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