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Hort Club Plant Propagation

Hort Club Plant Propagation

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Introduction to
Plant Propagation
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Karen Tanino, Bob Bors
Dept. Plant Sciences (AgBio)
Breeding and Propagation
\u2022Sexual versus Asexual reproduction
\u2022Breeding involves sexual reproduction (i.e.
creating genetic diversity through cross/self
fertilization and making selections).
\u2022Once a new, superior plant is selected:
\u2022Propagation involves increasing numbers of
seeds (sexual reproduction); cuttings, budding
grafting (clones\u2014vegetative propagation)
\u2013Cuttings: stem or root, tissue culture
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Plants can be a very good investment:
potential increase / year
algae
1,000,000,000,000 x
tissue culture
1,000,000 X
spores
50,000 - 100,000 X
seeds
500 to 50,000 X
cuttings
50 to 250 X
plant division, bulbs,
root cuttings
4 to 25 X
viable business
1.1 X
savings account
1.05 X

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