Reproduction FAQs:

Q: Is reproduction a fundamental feature of all known life?

A: Yes, each individual organism exists as the result of reproduction.

Q: Is reproduction a process by which organisms create genetically similar or identical copies of themselves without the contribution of genetic material from another organism?

A: Yes.

Q: Is reproduction employed to exploit suitable conditions for survival such as an abundant food supply?

A: Yes, and adequate shelter, favorable climate, disease, optimum pH or a proper mix of other lifestyle requirements.

Q: Is reproduction a biological process that creates a new organism by combining the genetic material of two organisms in a process that starts with meiosis?

A: Yes, and a specialized type of cell division.

Q: Is reproduction a major puzzle for biologists?

A: Yes.

Q: Is reproduction the subject of some speculation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is reproduction more prevalent in unstable environments?

A: Yes, and the opposite of what it predicts.

Q: Is reproduction not limited to single-celled organisms?

A: Yes.