Cloning

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Cloning Plants

MICROPROPAGATION 

1)     Small pieces (called explants) are taken from the tips of the stems and the side shoots of the desired plants

2)     The explants are sterilised to kill any microorganisms

3)     The explants are then grown in vitro – this means they are placed in a petri dish containing a nutrient medium. This medium contains all the nutrients the plant needs to grow. It also contains growth hormones

4)     Cells in the explants divide and grow into a small plant

 5)     The small plants are taken out of the medium, planted in soil

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