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And Paramecium

There are two types of reproduction asexual and sexual. Asexual is a form of reproduction with one parent. Sexual reproduction involves two parents. In both cases genetic material is replicated and passed onto the next generation.

Paramecia use both types reproduction. The condition of the environment will determine which type of reproduction.


Type of reproduction

Overcrowding, poor food supply, poor water conditions, two different mating types

Sexual (click here to view picture)

Plenty of food, lots of space, water conditions good

Asexual (click here to view picture)