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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 42

A Survey of Plant Tissue Culture Laboratories in North America

Mark P. Bridgen

pp: 427-430

In 1987, it was reported that there were over 250 commercial plant tissue culture laboratories in the United States (Jones, 1987). However, there has been no comprehensive list of plant tissue culture laboratories published in the United States.

The U.S.D.A. is currently trying to tabulate an accurate estimate of the value of the U.S. horticulture industry. As the micropropagation industry is a major part of U S horticulture, it is valuable to know the economic impact from the plants produced in vitro. Before economic information can be gathered, the size of the plant tissue culture industry needs to be known. In order to achieve this goal, we started to tabulate a list of laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This compilation will be published as "The Directory of Plant Tissue Culture Laboratories in North America" (Bridgen, 1993). The objective of the Directory was to collate a directory of private and public plant tissue culture laboratories in North America which are

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