BrainPOP

Asexual Reproduction

Ever think of cloning yourself? For some organisms, like bacteria, it’s all in a day’s work! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby investigate how such creatures can reproduce asexually — i.e. by making copies of themselves just by splitting in half! Along the way, you’ll learn about eukaryotes and prokaryotes, and all aspects of asexual life. How are asexual organisms different from those that reproduce sexually? Is asexual reproduction the same as mitosis? Is limb regeneration connected with asexual reproduction? You’ll get the answers to these pressing questions, and learn about a special type of reproduction called budding, to boot.

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What is asexual reproduction?

Do viruses reproduce asexually?

If you cloned yourself, would that be an example of asexual reproduction?