CLONING PLANTS BY TISSUE CULTURE

by Michael H. Renfroe, Ph.D.


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Many plants are cloned by tisssue culture techniques and sold commercially. Some of the ferns such as Boston fern and staghorn fern are propagated through tissue culture. Also, many varieties of African violet are propagated asexually by tissue culture.
African violet plants
We can take a leaf from a plant like the plant below.
cutting a leaf
The leaf is then cleaned of contaminating microorganisms, fungal spores, small insects or whoever might be on board.


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