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426-002

Authors as Published

Authored by Diane Relf, Extension Specialist, Environmental Horticulture, Virginia Tech, and Elizabeth Ball, Program Support Technician, Virginia Tech

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Asexual propagation is the best way to maintain some species, particularly an individual that best represents that species. Clones are groups of plants that are identical to their one parent and that can only be propagated asexually. The Bartlett pear (1770) and the Delicious apple (1870) are two examples of clones that have been asexually propagated for many years.


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Publication Date

October 11, 2019