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Advantages to humans of asexual reproduction in plants

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Login here for access. Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course. Login or Sign up. Derrick has taught biology and chemistry at both the high school and college level. He has a master's degree in science education. Asexual reproduction requires only one parent. Since there is only one parent, there is no exchanging of genetic information, and the offspring are clones of the parent. Asexual reproduction in plants can occur in a variety of forms, including budding, vegetative propagation, and fragmentation.

Let's discuss these reproduction types. Have you ever found an old potato hidden in the back of a cabinet in "Advantages to humans of asexual reproduction in plants" kitchen? If a potato sits around for a long time, it will have many small growths, commonly referred to as 'eyes'. Each of these sprouts can be cut from the potato and planted.

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