Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Data used to generate figure 2 is available in the online repository figshare under doi Fungi are a diverse group of organisms with a huge variation in reproductive strategy.
Asexual reproduction occurs in prokaryotic microorganisms bacteria and in some eukaryotic single-celled and multi-celled organisms. Asexual reproduction produces offspring that are genetically identical to the parent because the offspring are all clones of the original parent. A single individual can produce offspring asexually and large numbers of offspring can be produced quickly. In a stable or predictable environment, asexual reproduction is an effective means of reproduction because all the offspring will be adapted to that environment.
Fragmentation n. What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking into smaller parts, called fragments. In biology, it may refer to the reproductive fragmentation process as a form of asexual reproduction or to a step in certain cellular activities, such as apoptosis and DNA cloning.