- The method of reproduction in which a new individual is developed from a single organism without the involvement of fusion of gametes is called asexual reproduction. The new individual inherits the features and genes of that parent only and possess no changes in the number of chromosomes.
Fig. Asexual reproduction in planaria
- The above figure represents the asexual reproduction in planaria which is free-living flatworms. As the figure shows when a planaria is cut into pieces, each piece regenerates and turns into a complete individual.
- The reproduction in hydra and amoeba are the examples of organisms undergoing asexual reproduction. In these organisms only one is involved in giving rise to a new individual.