Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 13 - 13.1 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

The horticulturalist should clone the orchid since cloning it will avoid meiosis/genetic recombination and, thus, give many more plants the same as the desired one from the breeding program.

Work Step by Step

Here you are asked to see that asexual reproduction and the lack of variation which comes with it can be desirable in some circumstances.
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