Living things use lots of different strategies for producing offspring, but most strategies
fall neatly into the categories of either sexual or asexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction
generates offspring that are genetically identical to a single parent. In sexual reproduction,
two parents contribute genetic information to produce unique offspring.
Sexual and asexual
reproduction have advantages and disadvantages—which is why some organisms do both!
Click or tap an organism below. After reading a description, you'll get to vote on whether you think the organism reproduces
sexually, asexually, or both. How well do you know your reproductive strategies?
Funding provided by grant 51006109 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Precollege Science Education Initiative for Biomedical Research.