Chapter 1: Reproduction

What is Reproduction?

Reproduction is the process by which new organisms are generated.  It is the mechanism of species continuation.  There are two means of reproducing: asexual and sexual reproduction.


A lioness and her cub

When two lions mate, they produce lion cubs as offspring.  A bee carrying pollen from one daisy to another fertilizes it, causing it to reproduce in the form of fertilized seeds.  In these and all other examples of reproduction, new individuals are created from existing ones.