What would the sex of asexual offspring be?
A microscopic water animal called Daphnia can be
reproduced from an unfertilized egg. This form of
reproduction is asexual because male gametes are not
required. Indicate the sex of the offspring produced.
Explain your answer.
- AmyLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
If the haploid egg duplicates its chromosomes before developing into a diploid adult, and if Daphnia uses X and Y sex chromosomes like humans, then that adult's genotype is XX.
- JazSincLv 71 month ago
Zirp's objections are valid.
...so you go and look up Daphnia asexual reproduction.
Most of the offspring produced that way are females.
A few of the offspring produced that way are males (because otherwise where would males come from? Duh.)
See the links.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
what is the sexe (four-letter word) of individuals who come from asexual reproduction?
Well, it depends on the species. Some lizard-species are all female. In honeybees, unfertilised eggs turn into males (=drones) while the fertilised ones turn into females (workers or queens).
Basically, with just the data given, we can't tell