Item RH050001: In plants that reproduce asexually, all of the parent's DNA is passed to its offspring.

In many species of plants, reproduction can occur asexually (without the combining of two sex cells). Which of the following statements is TRUE about the DNA passed from parent to offspring in this type of reproduction?

  1. All of the parent’s DNA is passed to its offspring.
  2. Half of the parent’s DNA is passed to its offspring.
  3. None of the parent’s DNA is passed to its offspring.
  4. The amount of DNA passed from parent to offspring varies from offspring to offspring.
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Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item RH050001
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 567 1447 39%
Grades
  6–8 321 966 33%
  9–12 246 481 51%
Gender
  Male25968538%
  Female29573740%
Primary Language
  English507124841%
  Other4616029%

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