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Asexual reproduction in plants is called what


Reproduction means producing offspring for the survival of the species. Plant reproduction is the production of new individuals or offspring in plantswhich can be accomplished by sexual or asexual reproduction. Sexual reproduction produces offspring by the fusion of gametesresulting in offspring genetically different from the parent or parents.

Asexual reproduction produces new individuals without the fusion of gametes, genetically identical to the parent plants and each other, except when mutations occur.

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In seed plantsthe offspring can be packaged in a protective seedwhich is used as an agent of dispersal. Reproduction in which male and female gametes do not fuse, as they do in sexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction may occur through buddingfragmentationfissionspore formation and vegetative propagation.

Plants have two main types of asexual reproduction in which new plants are produced that are genetically identical clones of the parent individual. Vegetative reproduction invoves a vegetative piece of the original plant budding, tilleringetc. Apomixis occurs in many plant species and also in some non-plant organisms. For apomixis and similar processes in non-plant organisms, see parthenogenesis.

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