Asexual versus Sexual Reproduction

Asexual versus Sexual Reproduction - if environment doesnt...

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Asexual Reproduction is common in plants; produces clones Kalanchoe plantlets Potato tubers
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Fig. 38-12 Thousands of Aspen trees may come from a single root system of a parent
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Johnson grass spreads by underground stems called rhizomes
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Advantages of Asexual Reproduction • If pollinators scarce, can still reproduce • If parent is well-suited to environment, and
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Unformatted text preview: if environment doesnt change, offspring will be well-suited Clones are not as frail as seedlings Uses less resources Advantages of Sexual Reproduction Generates variation in offspring Seeds can be dispersed great distances Seed dormancy allows seed to wait for favorable conditions...
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