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Definition of tissue culture

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Definition as written by Terry:

A method of asexual propagation used by commercial growers to produce clones of a particular plant in large quantities. Meristem cells are grown in nutrient solutions in laboratory flasks until they have recognizable roots and leaves. They are then transplanted into a suitable potting medium.

Definition as written by Plant_Geek:

The aeseptic culture in vitro of a wide range of excised plant parts. This technique is used for propagation, genotype modification, biomass production of biochemical products, preservation and storage and other scientific research. Tissue culture is not synonymous with micropropagation.

Definition as written by Magpye:

A very sterile practice of propagating plants from the mother plant. Generally done in laboratory conditions. Orchids, hosta and daylilies are done by this method.

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