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Which of the following statements is / are correct regarding vegetative propagation of plants?

1. Vegetative propagation produces clonal population.
2. Vegetative propagation helps in eliminating the virus.
3. Vegetative propagation can be practiced most of the year.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3



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Statement 1 is correct: Vegetative propagation produces a clonal population, meaning that the new plants are genetically identical to the parent plant.

Statement 2 is incorrect: Vegetative propagation does not necessarily help in eliminating viruses. It can propagate both healthy and infected plant material, including viruses.

Statement 3 is correct: Vegetative propagation can be practiced most of the year, depending on the specific plant species and the method used. It offers flexibility in terms of timing and can be carried out in favorable conditions.


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