Story: Radiata pine

Tissue culture (1st of 2)

Tissue culture

Thousands of genetically identical radiata pine trees can be produced using cultured tissue. When seed embryos are placed on a special growing medium in a Petri dish, they develop many little shoots. Each of these shoots can be cut off, grown and induced to form roots. The little plants are then transferred from Petri dishes to pots in a glasshouse until they are large enough to transfer outside to a nursery.

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Peter Berg, 'Radiata pine - Propagation and planting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Peter Berg, published 24 Nov 2008