Why is mitosis a form of asexual reproduction?

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Jan 21, 2016

Mitosis is the way in which asexual reproduction takes place, but it takes place in many other contexts as well.


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Two forms of reproduction exist: sexual and asexual. Sexual reproduction involves the combination of genetic material from two parent organisms to create a new one.

Asexual reproduction is the duplication of the genetic material from a parent organism to create a new organism.

In mitosis also the cell first makes the division of DNA or nucleus after that the division of cytoplasm takes place and thus the parent cell divides itself into 2 daughter cells which are like each other.

In mitosis there is no need of 2nd parent as a single parent can also give birth.