Explain why sexual reproduction is an advantage to a population that lives in a rapidly changing environment?

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melony82 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Sexual reproduction provides a constant supply of unique organisms.  This is particularly beneficial in a rapidly changing environment because it increases the likelihood that at least some of the individuals will possess an adaptation that would allow them to survive in the new environmental conditions.

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The sexual reproduction is beneficial for the population due to the following reasons:

1. The environment is constantly changing and there need the change of the characteristics to sustain in the changing environment.

2. The characteristic of the living organism is that the dominant characteristic is the usually beneficial ones.

3. Due to the dipliod choice the more sustainable new generation can evolve.

4. Due to this changing characteristic of new generation may lead to mutation and development of new better species.     

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