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Old 03-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tissue Culture revisited

Richard Wallace gave a presentation at the last Southeastern Palm Society meeting in Savannah a little over a week ago, and discussed tissue culturing. They are actually multiplying embryos first, before germinating them, which I thought was really cool.

If you're going to do it the first way, let your plant get a few leaves first.

Unsanitary lab conditions = failure for tissue culture. Before I knew much about it or tried it myself at school, I thought that the instructors and/or grad students were just being a little anal about the whole thing. That is, until I found a nice colony of fast-growing black mold growing in my first try! LOL!!
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