vegetative propagation

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vegetative propagation (vegetative reproduction)
1. A form of asexual reproduction in plants whereby new individuals develop from specialized multicellular structures (e.g. tubers, bulbs) that become detached from the parent plant. Examples are the production of strawberry plants from runners and of gladioli from daughter corms. Artificial methods of vegetative propagation include grafting (see graft), budding, and making cuttings.

2. Asexual reproduction in animals, e.g. budding in Hydra.

vegetative propagation

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vegetative propagation(vegetative reproduction) A reproductive process that is asexual and so does not involve a recombination of genetic material (i.e. a form of apomixis). It involves unspecialized plant parts which may become reproductive structures (e.g. roots, stems, or leaves). Compared with sexual reproduction, it represents a saving of material and energy for the plant. It is especially common among grasses.

vegetative propagation

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vegetative propagation (vegetative reproduction) A reproductive process that is asexual and so does not involved a recombination of genetic material. It involves unspecialized plant parts which may become reproductive structures, e.g. roots, stems, or leaves. Compared with sexual reproduction, it represents a saving of material and energy for the plant. It is especially common among grasses.