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Why are plant tissues cultivated?

Posted December 4, 2020


The cultivation of plant tissues is a fundamental part of micropropagation, a technique used to clone plants. During this process, a sample of plant cells, tissues or organs are cultivated from a stock plant and then artificially grown on a nutrient medium under aseptic and controlled conditions. This technique is particularly useful in generating large quantities of identical plants, multiplying plants that do not produce viable seeds, and producing plants that are free of pathogens and diseases.

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