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TEKS Grade 7 Science - 7.14.B Offspring from Sexual & Asexual Reproduction

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Grade 7
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 7
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)


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  • Q1
    Certain species of whiptail lizards have only female individuals and no males. These lizards reproduce asexually. What is one disadvantage of asexual reproduction for these lizards?
    A new population can be established by a single individual in a relatively short period of time.
    They are more likely to develop a variety of tail lengths.
    All the members of a population are genetically very similar and less able to survive environmental changes.
    They are smaller than lizards that reproduce sexually.
  • Q2
    The hydra is a very small, simple animal that lives in water. Hydras reproduce asexually by budding, a process in which a bud breaks off an adult hydra and floats away. Which of the following best describes a hydra bud?
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    A hydra bud contains genetic material from its two parents.
    A hydra bud has half as much genetic material as the parent hydra.
    A hydra bud has different mutations than the parent hydra.
    A hydra bud is genetically identical to the parent hydra.
  • Q3
    A group of students prepared a table listing the types of reproduction that occur in several organisms. Based on this information, which of the organisms can produce offspring that are genetically identical to the parent organism?
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    Cats, hydras, frogs, and ferns only
    Amoebas and yeasts only
    Ferns only
    Amoebas, yeasts, hydras, and ferns only

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