DIRECTIONS: Read the passage(s) given below and answer the questions that follow. Passage- The phenomenon of the formation of new individuals from existing ones to increase the population is called reproduction. Reproduction can be broadly grouped into two types: asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction. Vegetative reproduction is
(a) a sexual reproduction
(b) an asexual reproduction
(c) a pollination
(d) a type of fertilization

Correct Answer(b) an asexual reproduction


Vegetative propagation is an asexual method of reproduction in which plants can grow and reproduce from stems, roots, and leaves.

The new plants can grow from the detached part (stems, roots, and leaves) of the plant because it has sufficient cells to divide and produce a new individual.

Two different methods of vegetative propagation are cutting and grafting.

Vegetative Propagation is practiced due to the following advantages:

  • Vegetative propagation helps in maintaining the characteristic features of the parent plant.
  • Cultivation of plants through vegetative propagation consumes less time.
  • Vegetative reproduction helps in bringing the desired characteristics of the plant such as immunized to diseases through budding and grafting.
  • It helps to develop plant varieties with useful characteristics and is also helpful for the plant that rarely produces flowers.


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Updated on: 21-Mar-2023


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