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Do any bacteria reproduce sexually?
Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020
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Correspondingly, what type of organisms reproduce sexually?
Many organisms can reproduce sexually as well as asexually. Aphids, slime molds, sea anemones, and some species of starfish are examples of animal species with this ability.
One may also ask, do bacteria reproduce by mitosis? Bacteria usually reproduce by a simple form of asexual reproduction called binary fission (splitting into two). This is different from the normal process of cell division in higher plants and animals which starts with mitosis. It is often said that bacteria can divide every 20 or 30 minutes.
Thereof, do hermaphrodites reproduce sexually?
Many of these hermaphroditic species can reproduce asexually, through their own gametes, or sexually, when their eggs are fertilized by sperm cells from other conspecific individuals.
What animal is asexual?
Animals that reproduce asexually include planarians, many annelid worms including polychaetes and some oligochaetes, turbellarians and sea stars.