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Problem 5: Asexual vs. sexual reproduction

Some organisms are capable of asexual or sexual reproduction. Under favorable conditions, reproduction proceeds asexually. When conditions become more stressful reproduction switches to a sexual mode. Why?

B. Sexual reproduction requires two separate individuals, who can mutually provide nutrient support during stress.
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Most species would argue that sexual reproduction increases rather than decreases stress. What do you think now, what will you think in 25 years?

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