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Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants This forum is for discussing propagation techniques of banana plants. Tissue culturing is the popular process of creating clones from a source plant. There are other techniques to propagate banana plants however, such as nicking corms or dividing corms. Learn more inside.


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Old 05-23-2017, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been looking into the kitchen kulture kits, and I wondered what hardware would be recommended to go with it? Im looking at a flow hood with hepa filter and I am not sure if I should look into a climate control growth cabinet? Is it necessary for plantlet grow out?
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A proper flow hood is nice, but expensive and not really necessary for hobby TC. Some folks get away with just doing it in an aquarium on its side, wiped down with alcohol immediately before using and careful hand movements while in progress. I made a simple flow hood out of a plastic bin, a box fan, a trash bag, duct tape and doubled-up high efficiency air duct filters, it worked pretty good.

Even if you decide to get a flow hood, you definitely do not need a growth chamber. Keeping the vessels on a shelf or table, out of sunlight under a simple fluorescent light tube in a normal household environment (not too hot, not too cold) is completely acceptable and more or less what professional labs do anyways.

Here is my little set-up I made one summer years ago on break home from university. MY vessels were under a T5 fluorescent grow light fixture which was totally not necessary but I just happened to have it on hand and used it. I was working at the banana tissue culture lab at the university at the time so I borrowed some of the magenta box vessels, but I also used some other random ones I got as free samples when I ordered my media from Phytotech Labs, as well as some standard mason jars.











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