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  1. #1 AP Bio help-these are the only two things i didnt understand 
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    There were 3 other parts to the question, and I was able to answer those. However, I can't understand how to answer these two questions:

    What disadvantage do Sordaria have due to their loss of asexual reproduction, and explain the specific differences between Sordaria's reproduction and that of asexually reproducing organisms.

    Can anybody please help me/guide me in the right direction? thanks!


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    Can you tell us the advantages of asexual reproduction? That would seem a good start.


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    hmm well with asexual reproduction, if the species is already perfect, it will keep producing a clone of itself. I think that's an advantage. Oh, and since you're producing a large number of the same thing, your species can survive (survival of the fittest).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellothere
    hmm well with asexual reproduction, if the species is already perfect, it will keep producing a clone of itself. I think that's an advantage. Oh, and since you're producing a large number of the same thing, your species can survive (survival of the fittest).
    Plus, you don't need a mate. Think Komodo dragons. One female can start a colony on her own.
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    Indeed, I suspect hello there is a male.

    Once you have identified several advantages of asexual reproduction, are you able to think about the problem differently?
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    I kinda do but how do sordaria reproduce? I know they only reproduce sexually, but I have a feeling that there is more involved.
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    Sordaria are a fungus, so you would expect them to behave as sexually reproducing fungus do to create another haploid organism.

    To really enhance your understanding and application of analytical and critical thought, reverse the question: What advantages are there to sexual reproduction to asexual reproduction?
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