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Reproduction

8th Grade Life Science

TermDefinition
Asexual Reproduction One organism produces offspring that have the same exact DNA making them clones.
Offspring a living organism's child or children.
DNA The genetic material that is passed on to parents to their offspring.
Mitosis A type of cellular division in which 1 cell divides itself into two new daughter cells that are clones to the original parent cell.
Binary Fission When the parent organism splits itself into 2 new organisms with the same DNA. (asexual reproduction)
Budding When the parent organism grows little buds that fall off and become offspring. They have the same DNA. (asexual reproduction)
Spores A specialized cell that comes from a living organisms that floats off and grows into a new living organism with the exact same DNA. (asexual reproduction)
Vegetative Reproduction Some plants can reproduce by using a part of themselves to create offspring that is genetically the same. (asexual reproduction)
Sexual Reproduction Two parents contribute half the DNA to new offspring. Offspring is an unique individual, not a clone.
Clone Offspring that has the same DNA as their parents.