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Meaning of Micro Propagation

Micro Propagation:

In nature, the method of plant propagation may be either asexual (by multiplication of vegetation parts) or sexual (through generation of seed ). Sexually propagated plants show a high degree from inbreds lines. Asexual reproduction , on the other hand, gives rise to plants which are genetically identical to the parent plants and thus permits perpetuation of the unique characters of the cultivars.

Clonal Propagation:

Multiplication of genetically identical copies of a cultivar by asexual reproduction is called clonal propagation. 

Micro Propagation:

“Clonal propagation through tissue culture technique is called micro propagation.”

“Regeneration of whole plant through tissue culture is popularly called micro Propagation.”

Micro Propagation can be achieved in a short time and space. Thus, it is possible to produce plants in large numbers starting from a single individual. Use of tissue culture for microprogation was initiated by G.Morel (1960) in orchid.

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