E. coli is a species of bacteria. What advantage does E. coli have over sexually reproducing organisms?

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/05/2020 - 01:04 AM

Answered by admin AT 29/05/2020 - 01:04 AM


The bacteria require less energy to make offspring,

They do not need a partner

Also the reproduction is faster and rapid compared to sexual reproduction.


  • Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction that involves one parent and produces offspring that are genetically identical to each other and to the parent.
  • In sexual reproduction, on the other hand, two parents are involved, who produce reproductive cells called gametes that unite to form an offspring.
  • E. coli is a bacteria that reproduces asexually. An asexual reproducing organism can produce many offspring in a short period of time without utilizing energy to find a mate.
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