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What are 2 or 3 advantages/disadvantages of cloning plants via cuttings and tissue culture?

What are 2 or 3 advantages/disadvantages of cloning animals via embryo cloning and adult cell cloning?

Could you put them in proper sentences which would be acceptable for a 6 mark question please! Thank you!!
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Advantages:
Cuttings and tissue cultures allow you to get the best plants (the ones with the best traits e.g fruit produced)
Tissue cultures can be created from a few tiny cells

Disadvantages:
No variation - less likely to survive if introduced to something new e.g. pest
Tissue culture can be expensive in some instances

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Advantages:
Cloning animals via embryo cloning means we can get extra produce e.g. more meat from cows
Cloning animals means we can get beloved prized pets back in some form after death (a couple from the US actually did this for over 100,000 dollars)
Adult cell cloning is good as we can get a new animal from grown cells e.g. a skin cell of a good sheep

Disadvantages:
Adult cell cloning and embryo cloning has a low success rate
Both methods can be very expensive
Embryo destruction - animal activists may not like this (immoral/ethical argument)
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Animal cloning
Disadvantage: *The cloned animal has a shorter life span than the one it is cloned from. -also, cloning a clone results with an even shorter life span each time.
*If the animal that was cloned had any genetic problems e.g dodgy heart, the clone will too.

Don't know if this is helpful, sorry it's all I can remember
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(Original post by Certified)
Advantages:
Cuttings and tissue cultures allow you to get the best plants (the ones with the best traits e.g fruit produced)
Tissue cultures can be created from a few tiny cells

Disadvantages:
No variation - less likely to survive if introduced to something new e.g. pest
Tissue culture can be expensive in some instances

________________________________ ________________________________ _____________________________

Advantages:
Cloning animals via embryo cloning means we can get extra produce e.g. more meat from cows
Cloning animals means we can get beloved prized pets back in some form after death (a couple from the US actually did this for over 100,000 dollars)
Adult cell cloning is good as we can get a new animal from grown cells e.g. a skin cell of a good sheep

Disadvantages:
Adult cell cloning and embryo cloning has a low success rate
Both methods can be very expensive
Embryo destruction - animal activists may not like this (immoral/ethical argument)
(Original post by Spirited-Sleeper)
Animal cloning
Disadvantage: *The cloned animal has a shorter life span than the one it is cloned from. -also, cloning a clone results with an even shorter life span each time.
*If the animal that was cloned had any genetic problems e.g dodgy heart, the clone will too.

Don't know if this is helpful, sorry it's all I can remember
Thank you very much to both of you!!! Really appreciate the help!!
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