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Old 08-30-2019, 07:07 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Default Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

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Originally Posted by sddarkman619 View Post

Yes you have to basically kill/damage the bud down to it's merristem in order to get it to put pups out rather than 1 pseudostem.
Most propagation manuals will say to kill or damage the Growing Point in order to remove apical dominance. That's mainly because plants are plentiful and inexpensive and the technique is quick and easy, but obviously the Growing Point can be removed without killing it and that will also remove apical dominance from the remaining rhizome.

Here's a variegated banana that is being used for macropropagation. After the Growing Point was removed it was replanted to start process over again. This probably can go on for eternity using the same growing point.



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