You have become a renowned marine biologist, and in your travels you discover a species of fish that is diploid and reproduces exactly like other sexually reproducing animals with the exception that this animal is hermaphroditic (it has both male and female reproductive organs and can self-fertilize). You mate two fish, and then raise one of their offspring and allow it to self-fertilize, producing hundreds of offspring. Which of the following would be true of the offspring of this individual?

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    They would have completely different genes from their parent, but would be phenotypically identical.
    They would have the same alleles as their parent, but they would be shuffled into different combinations, resulting in phenotypically different offspring.
    They would be phenotypically identical to their parent.
asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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They would have the same alleles as their parent, but they would be shuffled into different combinations, resulting in phenotypically different offspring.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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