By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
Timeline Story

Sexual Reproduction

Sexual Reproduction

Absolute Years From Now: -1000000000
Story Reference Date: 04/01/2024

Sexual reproduction, genetic material from two parents, emerged as a fundamental evolutionary innovation, before the advent of multicellular life forms. This critical development enabled the mixing of genetic material, leading to increased genetic diversity and adaptability among early eukaryotic organisms, setting the stage for the complex tapestry of life that would eventually populate Earth.

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