Plants - only from seeds?
Name: Gene N Moore
I'm in the 6th grade and I want to know if plants only grow from seeds?
Actually, plant cells and tissues have a remarkable ability to regenerate
(produce) whole plants. For example, the eyes on potatoes are able to develop into a
new plant. Another plant named Kalanchoe (not sure of the spelling), is able to
produce new plants from the margins of leaves. Also, scientists are able to treat
individual plant cells in such a way that all of these examples use asexual reproduction,
and the new plants that are produced are genetically identical to the parent plant.
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Update: June 2012