3. Why is the offspring formed by asexual reproduction referred to as clone?
The term clone refers to a group of genetically and morphologically similar individuals. In asexual reproduction, a single organism is able to give rise to offsprings. Due to this, the offsprings thus produced are copies of their parents. These offsprings are exact replicas of each other also. That is why the offsprings produced by asexual reproduction are referred to as a clone.