All the bananas we eat come from trees that are produced through "cuttings"? A stem from an existing tree is planted in the ground, resulting in a new tree. Thus, each tree is a clone of another. Explain in 200 words why would growers find it advantageous to produce an enormous series of identical clones, rather than using trees that reproduce sexually?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com May 20, 2020, 3:38 pm ad1c9bdddf
For growers both productivity and quality of the product are very important for obvious economical reasons. In a sexual reproduction you always get a certain genetic variation in the offspring as well as a certain uncertainty in the rate of fertilization. This means that you will always have ...
The solution briefly in 205 words explains why banana growers find it advantageous to produce an enormous series of identical clones through "cuttings", rather than using trees that reproduce sexually.