I have been reading up on some general molecular biology and one of the statements I read is that (in short) a lack of a complete sexual cycle is making it harder to study certain organisms.
Now I am wondering: why is this?
Is this a pure genetic problem, that the offspring doesn't get 50% of the parental DNA and that the DNA that goes on to the next generation is a more "random set" of DNA?
Or are there other specific problems?
thanks in advance