Cloning diagram english

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A clone is an organism that is genetically identical to another. One example of a clone is when a leg breaks off a starfish and grows into another starfish. Another way to view a clone is when a cell divides. The cluster that results has all cells that are identical (unless mutation occurs). Clones can be created naturally or synthetically in the lab. If a synthetic clone is desired, a donor cell’s nucleus is placed into an egg without a nucleus and the cell is allowed to divide.