Asexual reproduction involves the production of genetically identical offspring from a single parent organism. In sexual reproduction, two specialized cells from two different parents fuse to form a new organism; this new organism contains traits from both parents.
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Asexual reproduction occurs in many single-celled organisms as well as some multicellular organisms and produces offspring quickly. Sexual reproduction is prevalent in animals and plants; however, some single-celled organisms also engage in sexual reproduction.