Why is sexual reproduction considered a hallmark of evoluntionary advancement?

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Sexual reproduction is the process by which genetic information is taken from two different individuals and combined. It is important to note that the combination of different sexes is not necessary in all cases. Organisms like bacteria or protists do not necessarily have male and female individuals, yet they are capable of sexual reproduction because all that matters is that genetic information is being obtained from two different individuals.

The reason that sexual reproduction is considered a hallmark of evolution is because sexual reproduction creates new, never-before-seen genetic combinations. Even before the genetic information from...

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