biology 1 chapter 6.1

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  • Organisms have similar characteristics to their parents.
  • Genes are passed  in sex cells from parents to offspring.
  • Genes control the characteristics of your body.

Types of reproduction 

Asexual: There is no joing of sex cells ( gametes)

Sexual: Involves two sex cells and leads to offspring 

Genetic and enviromental differences 

  • Differences in individuals of the same kind can be due to their genes, their genes, the enviroment or both.
  • Clones may have some differences due to enviromental causes.


  • Plant clones can be made quickly by taking cuttings from mature


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