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The genetically identical offspring produced by the asexual reproduction are known as clones.

New plants can be produced quickly and cheaply by taking cuttings off older plants. The new plants are genetically identical to the older ones.

There are a number of more modern cloning techniques. These could include tissue culture of plants and embryo cloning and transfers in animals.

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New ways of cloning animals

Fusion cell cloning is a form of asexual reproduction.

Adult cell cloning - Nucleus is transfered to an empty egg cell from other animal - small electirc shock fuses the cell and starts embryo development- embryo placed in thrid animal to develop.

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