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TISSUE CULTURE: Everyone Is Doing it in Hawaii

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Most growers now have their own laboratory; most are no longer using true meristem culture but are doing shoot tip cultures using lateral buds which are easier to excise, they grow faster and proliferate better than true meristerns. F82-61; you still have to make sure you buy the first-rate offspring . RMH
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TISSUE CULTURE: Mutations They do happen, but usually wi th tissue sub-divisions ; explants from the healthy source plant do not mutate. SA84Jun-68 0

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