How do Organisms Reproduce?
How does reproduction help in providing stability to populations of species?
- Reproduction is the production of offspring via the sexual or asexual method and thus, is responsible for the inheritance of genetic characters and to create variations. It includes DNA replication, the carrier of genetic information, and its transmission from parent to offspring.
- This ensures the inheritance of species-specific genetic characters from one generation to next and thereby maintain the species stability. Also, the ratio of death and birth maintains species stability.
- Since reproduction is the only method to transmit DNA from one generation to next and to give birth to offspring, it is inevitable for maintaining species stability.