- Why Sexual Reproduction?

1. Offspring are genetically unique from:
A. Crossing over
B. Independent assortment
C. Random fusion of gametes

2. Favourable when the environment is not stable.

3. Slower rate of reproduction but faster evolution.

4. Lower extinction rates.

5. Fast removal of bad mutations or can put two beneficial mutations together.

6. Better adaptation to host-parasite arms race.

7. Offspring are dispersed widely to end up in different places from their parents.