Clones are individuals that are genetically identical. Making plant clones can be easy - you start with a bit of leaf, stem or root from the original plant. The plant cells divide and produce new cells, which grow into a clone of the original plant. This is an example of a sexual reproduction.
Benefits, drawbacks and risks of cloning mammals
- Very few embryos produced during animal cloning develop successfully.
- Dolly was the only lamb produced after 237 cloning attempts.
- Dolly also seemed to grow older much more quickly than normal and died young.
- Cloning is useful to make a genetically indentical copy…