The asexual drive

Scientists make a sexually reproducing plant go asexual

asexual reproduction does have certain advantages over sexual reproduction when it comes to plants. It is faster, easier and requires less energy. Production is higher too. Seeds produced asexually are clones of the mother plant and have exactly the same traits. This takes away the need for constant cross-breeding needed to retain the desired traits. But asexual reproduction is rare in plants, and attempts at inducing it in crop plants have been unsuccessful till date.

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