Asexual Reproduction


In asexual reproduction a single parent produces a genetically identical offspring often referred to as a clone. The meristematic tissue of a plant is made up of undifferentiated cells with the potential to create new cells and tissues. It is this tissue that gives plants the ability to reproduce asexually. The garlic plant, for example, has the ability to reproduce asexually through a process called fragmentation. These plants aren’t just good for keeping vampires away. The bulb of garlic pictured above can break into several cloves of garlic. Each clove has the capability to become another garlic plant.


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