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Container Production of Herbaceous Perennials (Part 6)


Tissue Culture of Herbaceous Perennials


The use of tissue culture as a means of propagation shows a great deal of promise for the commercial production of perennials. Tissue culture, also referred to as in vitro or micropropagation, involves the development of new plants in an artificial medium under aseptic conditions, from very small pieces of plants. These small pieces are termed explants. Shoot tips, flower scapes, flower buds, leaves, roots, and vegetative buds have served as explant material in the tissue culture of herbaceous perennials.

Source: • BP News Bedding Plants, Inc.

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