[Homestead] Blueberry plants, kitchen table tissue culture
tvoivozd at infionline.net
Tue Nov 16 02:30:26 EST 2004
>Is tissue culture essentially the same as cloning?
>I helped a friend, a microbiologist, clone some rosemary about 15 years
>ago. She set up an entire college lab room with culture trays, agitators,
>etc. The plants looked beautiful as they grew. The thing was, they had no
>aroma nor taste. The essential oils were not carried forward with the
tvoivozhd---something wrong with that outcome---the principal virtue of
tissue culture is that the resulting plants are identical to the plant
from which the tissue culture was made.
>Rabbiteye blue berries do great here and they are very expensive to buy
>small bushes from someone like Park Seed Company, about 15 miles away. I
>have friends who have some bushes which have grown here for decades. Tissue
>culture sounds like the way to go to if I want to start my own plantation
>tvoivozhd----cloning and tissue culture are synonyms---tissue culture is normally differentiated between plant tissue culture and animal tissue culture---and the plant tissue culture further differentiated between woody, succulants etc. Woody is harder to propagate.
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