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12.8: Introduction to Asexual Reproduction in Plants

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    Describe plants that reproduce asexually

    Many plants reproduce asexually as well as sexually. In asexual reproduction, part of the parent plant is used to generate a new plant. Grafting, layering, and micropropagation are some methods used for artificial asexual reproduction. The new plant is genetically identical to the parent plant from which the stock has been taken. Asexually reproducing plants thrive well in stable environments.

    What You’ll Learn to Do

    • Describe characteristics of plants that reproduce asexually
    • Discuss the mechanisms, advantages, and disadvantages of natural and artificial asexual reproduction
    • Discuss plant life spans

    Learning Activities

    The learning activities for this section include the following:

    • Asexual Plants
    • Natural and Artificial Asexual Reproduction
    • Plant Life Spans
    • Self Check: Asexual Reproduction in Plants

    Contributors and Attributions

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    • Introduction to Asexual Reproduction in Plants. Authored by: Shelli Carter and Lumen Learning. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution
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