Asexual reproduction is the production of offspring from a single parent, which results in genetically identical offspring.
Only one parent is needed in asexual reproduction, and the offspring produced are genetically identical.
- eg reproduction in bacteria, production of spores by fungi, and the formation of tubers in potatoes and bulbs in daffodils. 
- No gamate required
- No fertilization
- Involves mitosis
- Genes from 1 parent
-->Gives identical offspring 
- does not lead to variation in a population
- the species may only be suited to one habitat
- disease may affect all the individuals in a population