Fragmentation is the process of cutting a plant branch off a plant and re planting to create new plants.
When you split a cookie in half, you get two parts, this is an example of Binary Fision.
This group planted a potato so it would grow into multiple potatoes.
Fragmentation is when a new organism grows from a fragment of a parent. Each fragment develops in to a mature, fully grown individual. Examples of fragmentation include mold and Planaria.
Our Plan: We are cutting off a part of a plant to show how a branch can fall off and regrow into a brand new plant.
- Students cut a “fragment” of this Strawberry Begonia. They transplanted the cutting into a new habitat. We are hopeful the transplant will be successful. Notice that the transplanted Begonia looks identical to the parent plant.