(a) Why are the plants raised through micropropagation termed as somaclones?
(b) Mention two advantages of this technique.
(a) Plants raised through micropropagation are genetically identical to the original plant from which they were grown so they are known as somaclones.
(b) Advantages of micropropagation:
(i) Through this method a large number of plants can be grown in very short durations.
(ii) It makes possible recovery of virus free plants from diseased plants.