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Describe the different methods of asexual reproduction. Give examples.



Describe the different methods of asexual reproduction. Give examples.


Grade:upto college level

1 Answers

Radhika Batra
247 Points
7 years ago

The various modes of asexual reproduction in plants are as follows:

(i)Vegetative propagation: It is the ability of a plant to produce new plants from roots, stems, leaves, and buds. Vegetative propagation is divided into two types.

• Natural vegetative propagation: This type of vegetative propagation occurs easily in nature and involves simple vegetative parts. Potato plant sprouting from an eye is a common example.

• Artificial vegetative propagation: This type of vegetative propagation is performed manually and generally occurs in laboratory conditions. The formation of a complete plant from a stem cutting of rose is a common example of this method.

(ii) Budding:It involves the formation of a new individual from a bulb-like projection called a budThe bud grows and gets detached from the parent to form a new individual. It is commonly observed in yeast.

(iii)Fragmentation:It is a form of asexual reproduction where a new organism is formed from the fragments of the parent body. It is the only mode of asexual reproduction inSpirogyra.

(iv)Spore formation:Many non-flowering plants reproduce through spore formation. Spores are tiny cells protected by a thick wall. Fungi such as bread moulds reproduce asexually using this method.

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