Cell division in E.coli
Dividing E. coli bacteria is an example for asexual reproduction.
Reproduction and Development
Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced.Methods of reproduction are broadly grouped into two main types: sexual and asexual. In asexual reproduction, an individual can reproduce without involvement with another individual of that species. The division of a bacterial cell into two daughter cells
is an example of asexual reproduction.
Asexual reproduction is not, however, limited
to single–celled organisms. Most plants have the ability to reproduce asexually.
Sexual reproduction requires the involvement of two individuals, typically one of
each sex. Normal human reproduction is a common example of sexual reproduction.
Asexual as well as sexual reproduction occurs in the animal kingdom. Asexual reproduction
is the creation of new individuals whose genes all come from one parent without
the fusion of egg and sperm and in most cases, asexual reproduction relies entirely
on mitotic cell division.