Which of the following would be an advantage of sexual reproduction?

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    Sexual reproduction promotes genetic variability, thereby increasing the probability that an individual with new combinations of favorable traits may arise.
    There are no advantages to sexual reproduction; it is an evolutionary relic of an earlier stage.
    Sexual reproduction ensures that individuals will inherit the most desirable genes from both parents.
    Sexual reproduction ensures that offspring are as similar as possible to their parents.

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Sexual reproduction promotes genetic variability, thereby increasing the probability that an individual with new combinations of favorable traits may arise.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)



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