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An offspring from sexual reproduction are often going to have more diverse characteristics because there are more genetic inheritance options when forming a baby.

Adaptation- the action or process of adapting or being adapted.

Evolution- the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.

Species- a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.

Gene- a unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.

Genetic- of or relating to genes or heredity.

Sexual Reproduction- the production of new living organisms by combining genetic information from two individuals of different types (sexes). In most higher organisms, one sex (male) produces a small motile gamete that travels to fuse with a larger stationary gamete produced by the other (female).

Asexual Reproduction- a mode of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single organism, and inherit the genes of that parent only; it is reproduction which almost never involves ploidy or reduction.

Sexual reproduction is critical for maintaining genetic diversity within a species because it combines the parents’ genetic material, resulting in offspring with unique genetic blueprints—different from either parent. Whatever survival trait the parents carry, the offspring will most likely inherit it too. Which can be very useful.