NEET Botany Reproduction in Organisms Questions Solved

With respect to external fertilization, which of the following is not an advantage of internal fertilization?

(1) A decreased risk of disease transmission

(2) Minimal waste of gametes

(3) Greater chances of individual egg fertilization

(4) Relatively longer time of egg protection

(1) Page 14/15, XII NCERT

Advantages to external fertilisation include: minimal contact and transmission of bodily fluids; decreasing the risk of disease transmission, and greater genetic variation (especially during broadcast spawning external fertilisation methods).

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