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What would the sex of asexual offspring be?

A microscopic water animal called Daphnia can be

reproduced from an unfertilized egg. This form of

reproduction is asexual because male gametes are not

required. Indicate the sex of the offspring produced.

Explain your answer.

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  • Amy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    If the haploid egg duplicates its chromosomes before developing into a diploid adult, and if Daphnia uses X and Y sex chromosomes like humans, then that adult's genotype is XX.

    • JazSinc
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      ... and the Asker should not be the one awarding the Best Answer because the Asker does not know what the correct answer is.

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  • 1 month ago

    Zirp's objections are valid.

    ...so you go and look up Daphnia asexual reproduction.

    Most of the offspring produced that way are females.

    A few of the offspring produced that way are males (because otherwise where would males come from?  Duh.)

    See the links.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2042/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2042/figure/...

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    what is the sexe (four-letter word) of individuals who come from asexual reproduction?

    Well, it depends on the species. Some lizard-species are all female. In honeybees, unfertilised eggs turn into males (=drones) while the fertilised ones turn into females (workers or queens).

    Basically, with just the data given, we can't tell

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