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

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall39%
Grades 6–833%
Grades 9–1251%
Male38%
Female40%
Primary Language is English41%
Primary Language is not English29%

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