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Post  jgolfo on Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:56 pm

I understand that sexual reproduction causes genetic variation, but does hermaphroditsm cause it too? Is hermaphroditsm considered sexual reproduction? I was thinking yes and yes because hermaphrodites could mate with other hermaphrodites and both would have offspring. affraid

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Post  TA Brian on Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:04 pm

are you talking about hermaphroditic self-fertilization? in that case, i don't think it would cause as much genetic variation as the offspring of two distinct individuals. In the case of hermaphrodites mating with hermaphrodites both parents would be offspring-bearing and would have genetic variation. Hermaphroditism as a term itself is not sexual reproduction so much as an anatomical term used to describe an individual with both male and female reproductive organs.

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Post  jgolfo on Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:12 pm

ohhh ok. gotcha. thanks.

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