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24/04/2018 - Reproduction of Plants

Today, we learned about asexual reproduction where one parent plant reproduces to make an identical clone. An advantage of this is only one parent plant is needed so new plants can be made even if there are no other plants nearby. A disadvantage is there is no variation or difference in the new plant so the species is less resilient against climate changes or diseases. We used a cutting of a plant and planted it in a pot of soil where roots will hopefully grow over the next few weeks creating a new clone. By Isabelle E