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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 53

Manipulation of Growth by Using Tissue Culture Techniques

Sanette Thiart

pp: 61-66


Looking at the whole production chain from breeder, selector, propagator, young plant producer, grower, retailer right through to the consumer, it is quite a long and time consuming process that these plants have to go through. Tissue culture is a tool or mechanism used by plant propagators to speed up the production of certain plants, as well as to create the desired type of growth. In the potted-plant industry, it is important for some plant types to be sold as a clump or cluster of plants rather than single plants. Tissue culture gives one the opportunity to determine the end result.

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