Name:___________________________________ Date:___________________ Sexual & Asexual Reproduction SAS Curriculum Pathways QL #56 Part I 1. Why do organisms reproduce? 2. How does asexual reproduction differ from sexual reproduction? 3. What advantages does sexual reproduction offer a species? Part II Complete the table as follows: Column 1 should describe the method of reproduction, Column 2 should indicate whether this method is asexual or sexual, and Column 3 should give an example of a plant or animal that uses this method of reproduction. Reproductive Method Sexual or Example Method Asexual Binary Fission Budding Bulbs Cloning Parthenogenesis Polyembryony Rhizomes Tubers Part III Assume that you are a scientist working for NASA. Your goal is to design an organism that will survive both the journey to a distant planet, as well as life on that planet after its arrival. You can use the tools of genetic engineering to create an organism that meets your needs. What type of reproductive method would you choose for your organism- asexual, sexual, or some combination of both? Justify your answer, based on what you have learned from your research, on a separate sheet of lined paper.