In which part of a plant will
vegetative propagation not occur? (A) Buds, (B) roots, (C) stems, (D)
leaves, or (E) flowers.
Vegetative propagation is a type of
asexual reproduction in which a new plant grows from a part of the parent plant. Asexual refers to the reproduction
of just one individual, as opposed to sexual reproduction, which requires the
combination of genetic information from two individuals for reproduction. In vegetative propagation, new
plants can grow from leaves, stems, roots, or buds from another plant. These are all parts of a plant
where growth occurs, which may be why they are particularly suited for the growth
necessary for successful vegetative propagation of the plant.
Flower parts, on the other hand,
are specifically for sexual reproduction. Flower parts cannot be used for
vegetative propagation. So the correct answer to this
question is (E). The part of a plant where
vegetative propagation will not occur is the flowers.