(i) Why are the plants raised through micro propagation

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(i) Why are the plants raised through micro propagation termed as somaclones?
(ii) Mention two advantages of this technique.


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(i) The plants produced by micropropagation are genetically identical to the original plant from which they are grown, so they are called somaclones.
(ii) Advantages of this technique are:
(a) More number of plants can be produced in a short time
(b) Disease free plants can be developed from diseased plants. Also seedless plants can be multiplied.