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What is mitosis?
Mitosis is the result in two daughter cells with identical chromosomes to the parent cell.
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What are the uses of mitosis?
1) Repair damage: damaged cells are replaced by mitosis 2) Grow: the mass of a plant root increases because the existing root cell produce more by mitosis.
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What is asexual reproduction?
It involves only one parent which produces new cells to form offspring. It also uses mitosis.
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What is meiosis?
Meiosis is the process that is used to form gametes (male and female sex cells).
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What are chromatids?
Chromatids are the result in chromosomes with two identical strands.
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What is vegetative reproduction?
It is a type of an asexual reproduction, where parts of the root, leaf or stem can grow into new plants.
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Why is that useful for gardeners and farmers?
It is useful because they can have stocks of plants with preferred characteristics such as fruit colour, fruit shape etc.
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List one type of vegetative reproduction.
Cuttings
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What is tissue culture?
It is a process that involves cutting small pieces of tissue from the parent that is to be cloned.
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Where are the pieces grown?
In a sterile liquid or get, which provides all the substances needed for their development.
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