What are the advantages and disadvantages of vegetative reproduction?

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of vegetative reproduction?

Answer:

Advantages of vegetative reproduction

  • Some of the plants such as bananas do not reproduce from seeds at all. They multiply only vegetatively.
  • Vegetative reproduction is faster.
  • Sometimes the seeds produced are not viable or fit that means they cannot form new plants.
  • It is the embryo of the seeds that forms the new plants. If the embryo is not there or is destroyed, the new plants cannot be formed.
  • The new plants formed through vegetative reproduction are exactly like the parent plants.

Disadvantage of vegetative reproduction

  • Since vegetative reproduction produces an exact copy of the parent, some undesired qualities of the parent plant also pass on to the plants of new generation.