The number of taxa exhibiting asexual reproduction is drastically reduced in higher plants (angiosperms) and higher animals ( vertebrates ) as compared with lower groups of plants and animals. Analyse the possible reasons for this situation.
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Each taxonomic category of hierarchy referred to as a unit of classification represents a rank and is commonly termed as a taxon. The number of similar characters of categories from lowest rank (species) to the highest rank (Kingdom).
Reproduction is the biological process by which new offsprings are produced by their parents. In asexual reproduction, an individual can reproduce without involvement with another individual of that species. This occurs in lower organisms that reproduce faster. This type of reproduction produces genetically-identical organisms whereas, in sexual reproduction, the genetic material of two individuals combines to produce offspring that are genetically different from their parents.