Science / Marine Biology / Asexual Reproduction
Asexual Reproduction: A method of reproduction in which genetically identical offspring are produced from a single parent; occurs by many mechanisms, including fission, budding, and fragmentation.
Sexual Reproduction: A system of reproduction in which two haploid sex cells (gametes) fuse to produce a diploid zygote.
Preproduction Expenses: Expenses incurred prior to the period when a farm activity begins producing, primarily raising orchard trees or breeding animals.
Macronucleus: In ciliates, the large nucleus that carries up to several hundred copies of the genome and controls metabolism and asexual reproduction.