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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
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Describe three modes of asexual reproduction that occur in flowering plants.

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The three modes of asexual reproduction that takes place in flowering plants.

Introduction:

Reproduction is a process in which living beings produce their offspring and propagate their generations. There are two modes of reproduction namely, asexual or sexual. In asexual mode of reproduction, single parent is required while in sexual mode of reproduction, presence of both parents is mandatory. Plants follow both asexual and sexual mode of reproduction.

Explanation

There are three modes of asexual reproduction followed by plants:

1. Vegetative reproduction: In this type of reproduction, plants involve a single parent and the produced offspring is genetically identical to that parent. The new plant can also grow from the fragment of the parent plant. For instance, the eyes on a potato tuber are buds which help in the development of a new plant.

2. Apomixis: The word apomixis is a Greek word, which means away from mixing. In this type of fertilization, there is no requirement of maternal and paternal parents...

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