Meristem culture

Meristem culture
  • Regeneration of a plant from tissues of an actively dividing organ like stem tip, root tip or vegetative bud.
  • Aseptic culture of shoot apical meristem on nutrient media for the production of complete plant.
  • Apical meristems are excised from the shoot tip and placed on media.
  • Meristem is not capable of growing independently unless some leaves primordial are retained below it.
  • By this method plants can be rapidly multiplied, regenerated plants are genetically similar to the donar plants and pathogen free plants especially plants free from viruses can be produced.

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