This week in Year 11 Biology we are starting to discuss another body system – the reproductive system. First we will study the concepts of asexual and sexual reproduction and then learn how reproduction occurs in unicellular and multicellular organisms.
Draw a diagram to show each of the following types of asexual reproduction:
- binary fission (eg. bacteria, some algae)
- budding (eg. yeast, hydra)
- bulbs (eg. daffodils)
- runners and rhizomes (eg. strawberries)
- fragmentation (eg. sea stars, flatworms)
- spore formation (eg. fungi)
- parthenogenisis (eg. stick insects, some reptiles)
This YouTube video, Asexual Reproduction, shows budding in Hydra and Anenomes and binary fission in Paramecium, as well as asexual reproduction in Volvox, a green algae.