Plants can make identical copies of themselves by asexual reproduction, for example by tubers and runners. Humans have been cloning plants for years and have recently started to develop techniques to clone animals.
However, animal cloning raises ethical issues about how far humans should interfere in the production of new life.
Plants can make identical copies (clones) of themselves. Many plants have ways of increasing their numbers by asexual reproduction – new plants are created by repeated cell division:
It's fairly easy to artificially produce new plants by taking a cutting, and waiting for the cutting to develop new roots and leaves.
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