-Characteristics of living beings to produce progenies possessing features of their own type.
-Reproduction is of sexual& asexual type.
-Fungi produce spores for asexual reproduction.
-Organism viz. Planaria reproduce by regeneration in which a fragment ofbody forms whole organism.
-Fungi,filamentousalgae,protonema of moss reproduce by fragmentationalso.
-In unicellular organisms growth & reproduction are synonymous.
– Certain organisms do not reproduce viz. mule ,worker bees, infertile human couple.
–Hence reproduction cannot be considered as defining property ofliving beings.