noun Biology. reproduction, as budding, fission, or spore formation, not involving the union of gametes.
There are a number of types of asexual reproduction including fission, fragmentation, budding, vegetative reproduction, spore formation and agamogenesis. Spore formation occurs in plants, and some algae and fungi, and will be discussed in Plant Biology additional concepts.
Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction in which only one parent is involved to reproduce offspring. In asexual reproduction,the offsprings produced are exact copies of their parents. It is generally observed in very small sized organisms. Binary fission, Budding, Fragmentation etc.
Meiosis does not occur during asexual reproduction. Meiosis is the process of producing gametes (eggs and sperm). Mitosis, on the other hand, is simply the process of cell division. This is the process that animals are going through during regeneration.
Give examples. roots, stems, leaves and buds. Since reproduction is through the vegetative parts of the plant. Budding: In this process, a new individual from a bulb-like projection, bud, grows and gets detached from the parent to form a new individual and it is mostly observed in yeast.
Common forms of asexual reproduction include: budding, gemmules, fragmentation, regeneration, binary fission, and parthenogenesis.