Only one parent is needed in asexual reproduction. There is no fusion of gametes so genetic material does not mix, which means that the offspring produced through this process are genetically identical clones to the parent.
Examples of organisms that use asexual reproduction include:
Asexual reproduction uses the process of mitosis to create the identical copies (clones) of the parent cell.
Mitosis is part of the cell cycle, which involves:
Mitosis is also used for: