Why organisms reproduce?
Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:33 AM
Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:41 PM
In my view, every Organism wants to live with a micro-environment created by similar people (may be by secreting chemicals such as pheromone in the case of animals or human and any other chemical in the case of unicellular organisms) and that pressure is programmed in our genes to have more individuals like us. As a result, cells even unicellular organisms reproduce to achieve this task. You can understand this that by simple examples that every individual prefer to remain within a known society or country. It is a well known phenomenon that individual cell in a cell culture dish doesn't survive despite being getting enough nutrition and growth promoting conditions.
Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:11 AM
Hello to all!
There is an interesting question in my textbook . It is obvious that we notice organisms because they reproduce. If there were to be only one, non reproducing organisms member of a particular kind, it is doubtful that we would have noticed its existence.
Let us ask a basic question-why do organism reproduce? After all, reproduction is not necessary to maintain the life of an individual organism, unlike the essential life processes as nutrition. On the other hand, if an individual organism is going to create more individuals, a lot of its energy will be spent in the process. So why should an organism waste energy on a process it does not need to stay alive?
Let us discuss the possible answers.
Organisms reproduce to further their indentity .
Answer to both questions .