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plant for tissue culture

Fri Sep 22 10:03:23 EST 1995


Last year in my intro botany class, I had the students do embryo culture by
excising embryos for corn, tomato and apple seeds.  Embryo culture is nice,
because you can see quick results (1-3 weeks depending on the materials
used) and need only basic MS medium in plates or tubes, and all it requires
is a trip to the grocery store.  I also tried peanut embryos, because the
embryos are so easy to remove, but they took a lot longer to produces
plants, although they callused nicely, which is something else interesting
to discuss.

Good luck!

Timothy D. Metz
Assistant Professor of Biology
metz at camel.campbell.edu

Biology Department                               Faculty Advisor
Campbell University                              Alphi Phi Omega
P.O. Box 308                                     Nu Kappa Chapter
Buies Creek, NC 27506
1-910-893-1732 or
1-800-334-4111, ext. 1732
1-910-0893-1424 (fax)

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