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Some organisms, such as yeast and
bacteria, reproduce asexually:
First, it copies its DNA
Then it divides in half, forming 2
Each cell gets a copy of the DNA
Those then reproduce the same way
All are identical to the original parent!
Organisms that have a male and female
reproduce sexually:
 Each produces sex cells, each with
one copy of their DNA
 When they join, fertilization occurs
 The offspring is a mix of its parents,
having received half of its genes from
each one
Small differences accumulate, so
descendants can be very different from their