Plants can grow branches, leaves, flowers, etc. from many parts of their bodies. So it might seem that mutations that arise in those parts should get passed along to the next generation. Yet, it does not. Similar to animals, plants may have cells equivalent to germline cells in animals which are passed along during reproduction.

An article about research into this topic of plant reproduction.

#Plants #Biology #Nature #Reproduction

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@Siiw this article linked by @sohkamyung might be interesting/related to your recent one about the white spots mutations in Monstera plants?

@FiXato @sohkamyung It solves another mystery too: why mutated plants produce so useless, non-mutated seeds.

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