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Micropropagation  [ BotanyHorticulture ]

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Synonyms:  In vitro culture, Clonation.
 
     
  Micropropagation is the practice of rapidly multiplying stock plant material to produce a large number of progeny plants using modern plant tissue culture methods.  
     

Micropropagation is a miniaturized form of plant in vitro multiplication and/or regeneration (creation of offspring through asexual reproduction ) commonly used in modern horticultural technology: The micropropagation process uses the regenerative powers of individual cells and plants tissues to regenerate compete plant under under aseptic and controlled environmental conditions, usually with an accelerated proliferation of shoots during subcultures.
The micropropagation of plant is possible on specially prepared media that contain substances necessary for growth (water, sugar, mineral salt, hormones, ecc)
The kind of explants used in this process are variable and can be single cells or tissues, also the micrpopation can starts from shoot tips, nodal explants, leaves, excised embryos (= embryo culture).
 

     

 

 

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