Definition of micropropagation in English:


Syllabification: mi·cro·prop·a·ga·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˌpräpəˈgāSHən


  • The propagation of plants by growing plantlets in tissue culture and then planting them out.
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    • With this technique, known as micropropagation, forest-product companies can restock plantations with millions of genetically identical tree plantlets.
    • A common problem encountered in micropropagation and plant transformation is that within a plant species, different varieties and cultivars vary widely in their capacity to regenerate.
    • She starts with plantlets reared in petri dishes in the laboratory, a process called micropropagation, and then genetically tests them to verify that they will produce perfect flowers.

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