Question Video: Identifying the Part of a Plant in Which Vegetative Propagation Does Not Occur Science

In which part of a plant will vegetative propagation not occur? [A] Buds [B] Roots [C] Stems [D] Leaves [E] Flowers


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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.

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