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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 03-08-2008, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scenario: You buy tc's from Agristarts three years ago, and in the meantime in these three years, you hack pups off the now matured and producing pups originally tc'd plants.
So what are these new generation, pups or tc's? I'm inclined to say pups because they are now pups off a mature plant.
What do you all think?
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I say PUPS. As long as they didn't come from the bottle, er, test tube, but from a mother plant. And did you not just call them pups, already?
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So what are these new generation, pups or tc's? I'm inclined to say pups because they are now pups off a mature plant.
What do you all think?
Pups! They are only called tc if it is the original plant that that was directly produced through tissue culture.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you, that's what I needed to know. Someone asked me if my bordelons were tc's or pups, and they kind of seemed to be both, you know.
Now I know how to answer!
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