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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 07-08-2008, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do you need for tissue culture

What part of the plant do you need to make this work?
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What do you need for tissue culture

The most common thing used is the apical meristem. Basically this is a small piece we cut out of the p-stem where it joins the corm. It is about the size of a small bean. Usually, it is one of the last areas to die in a banana plant. If that part of yours is still intact, we might be able to carve it out and TC it. It's worth a shot. Chances are, if the corm and p-stem are both mush, then the meristem may also be gone. But, it wouldn't cost much to send the top 1/2 inch of the corm and maybe an inch of p-stem.
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