Regeneration in angiosperms and mammals
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What is regeneration?
The replacement of lost or damaged tissue
What is regeneration dependent on?
The activity of relatively undifferentiated cells
What is an angiosperm?
A flowering plant
Is regeneration in angiosperms extensive?
Give two commerical applications of this extensive regeneration
- Cuttings and tissue culture are artificial methods used to increase supply of a desirable plant
- Thousands of identical plants can be produced by tissue cultures
What is the name given to genetically identical organisms which have been produced asexually from one parent to another?
Regeneration in mammals is limited to only a few tissues. Give an example of one of these tissues
- Skin cells allow wound healing
- Broken bones can mend
- Liver cells after damage
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