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Why is the offspring formed by asexual reproduction referred to as a clone?

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The offspring formed by asexual reproduction are referred to as a clone because they are genetically identical to the parent cell or organism. In asexual reproduction, there is no genetic recombination or mixing of genetic material from two parents. Instead, a single parent passes on its complete set of genetic information to its offspring. As a result, the offspring have the same genetic information as the parent and are essentially a genetic copy or clone of the parent. This is in contrast to sexual reproduction, where genetic information from two parents is combined and mixed to produce genetically diverse offspring.
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