Why is sexual reproduction considered a hallmark of evoluntionary advancement?

Expert Answers info

Jonathan Beutlich, M.A. eNotes educator | Certified Educator

briefcaseTeacher (K-12), Professional Writer

bookB.A. from Calvin University

bookM.A. from Dordt University


calendarEducator since 2014

write6,041 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Science, and History

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...

(The entire section contains 297 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Ask a Question