Many animals, including Daphnia, are able to reproduce both sexually and asexually. Which of the following statements represents the leading hypothesis explaining the advantage associated with the ability to switch from asexual to sexual reproduction?

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Sexual reproduction allows for more rapid production of offspring.

  

Sexual reproduction produces more genetically diverse offspring capable of surviving stressful environmental conditions.

  

Sexual reproduction does not require the process of meiosis.

  

Sexual reproduction is advantageous when energy is readily available.

 

asked Jan 1, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Sexual reproduction produces more genetically diverse offspring capable of surviving stressful environmental conditions.

 

answered Jan 1, 2013 by anonymous



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