Is it possible to consider vegetative propagation observed in certain plants like Bryophyllum, water hyacinth, ginger, etc., as a type of asexual reproduction? Give two/three reasons.
The formation of new plants from vegetative units (vegetative propagules) such as buds, tubers, rhizomes, etc., is called vegetative propagation (vegetative reproduction). It can be considered as a type of asexual ‘ reproduction as it involves the production of new individuals:
(i) by a single parent.
(ii) without the formation and fusion of gametes.
(iii) without resulting in any genetic or morphological variations.