Sex can be described independently as the exchange of DNA from one organism to the other via the haplo-diploid mechanism. Reproduction can be considered to begin during embryogenesis when mitotic division starts and a new organism begins to develop. Sexual reproduction, therefore, is the process that creates a new organism by combining the genetic material of two organisms.
- ↑ Lodé, T. (2011), Sex is not a solution for reproduction: The libertine bubble theory. Bioessays, 33: 419–422. doi: 10.1002/bies.201000125