Will geographical isolation be a major factor in the speciation of an organism that reproduces asexually? Why or why not?

Will geographical isolation be a major factor in the speciation of an organism that reproduces asexually? Why or why not?

An asexual reproducing organism multiplies in number through asexual means like binary fission, budding, fragmentation. These methods form the exact copy of genetic material, without having any opportunity to include variation in genes. Any sort of deleterious mutation results in the removal of the lineage. Here geographical isolation does not come into play as every organism is reproductively isolated from each other individual.

Next: Give an example of characteristics being used to determine how close two species are in evolutionary terms.

See also: Will geographical isolation be a major factor in the speciation of a self- pollinating plant species? Why or why not?

Ref: Speciation in asexual organisms, Academia.

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