Kōrero: Radiata pine

Tissue culture (1 o 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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Photograph by S. D. Carson

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Peter Berg, 'Radiata pine - Propagation and planting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16833/tissue-culture (accessed 18 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Peter Berg, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008