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Reproduction (02:07)


We learn that all living things must be able to reproduce, through sexual or asexual means.

Types of Asexual Reproduction (03:47)

Asexual reproduction fission, binary fission, multiple fission, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, budding, fragmentation, spores, vegetative propagation Computer graphics enhance the video and narration

Sexual Reproduction in Animals (03:59)

The process of meiosis creates gametes, sperm and egg. It is often called reduction division Different species have different reproductive strategies. We learn about direct and indirect development.

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants (02:21)

Flowers contain male reproductive organs and female reproductive organs. Egg and sperm fertilize when pollination occurs. Computer graphics illustrate these processes. Cross pollination ensures genetic diversity

Asexual and Sexual Reproduction: Advantages and Disadvantages (02:44)

Computer graphics and video demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of asexual and sexual reproduction. A review of this content is included.

Credits: Sexual and Asexual Reproduction (00:50)

Credits: Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

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Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

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All forms of life, from the simple to the highly complex, possess not only the ability but the instinct to reproduce. This program gives an introduction to the basic biological concepts involved with sexual and asexual reproduction. Starting at the cellular level, the video distinguishes between reproduction that occurs sexually, in an exchange of genetic material between two organisms, and asexually, in which organisms produce offspring with a genetic makeup identical to the parent. Several plant and animal examples are included, as are clear explanations of meiosis and mitosis. The various evolutionary benefits and disadvantages of both types of reproduction are also examined. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. (16 minutes)

Length: 17 minutes

Item#: FPT52383

ISBN: 978-1-61753-741-7

Copyright date: ©2012

Closed Captioned

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“Detailing the biological benefits of both sexual and asexual reproduction, this primer also features a helpful summary at the end. Recommended.” —Video Librarian

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