OCR F215 Module 2 - Biotechnology - Clones in Nature

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Clone: An exact copy, genes/cells/organisms with identical genetic material.

Asexual Reproduction: 

  • Prokaryotes divide by Binary Fission - DNA Replicates and the cell divides into 2.
  • Eurkaryotes - divide by Mitosis.

Advantages of Asexual Reproduction:

  • Quick - reproduction is rapid thus offspring can take advantage of resources.
  • It can be completed if Sexual Reproduction fails.
  • All offspring have genetic information to enable survival

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