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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

What is Vegetative Plant Propagation?
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Cuttings taken from a shoot tip, leaf, meristem, stem, and root tissue and placed in the appropriate growth media, allow for the production of large numbers of plants and is often termed as micropropagation.

Tissue culture is a process where tiny plantlets are maintained on sterile artificial media containing nutrients.  Working under laminar flow hood
Totipotency describes the capacity of certain cells to regenerate a whole plant. Meristems are considered to be totipotent.   Tissue culture tubes in rack

Last Modified: 3/13/2013
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