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Home Publications Native Plants: Propagating and Planting Comparing Micropropagation Protocols for a Herbaceous Perennial, a Woody Shrub, and a Conifer

Comparing Micropropagation Protocols for a Herbaceous Perennial, a Woody Shrub, and a Conifer

Micropropagation offers opportunities to reproduce plants when conventional propagation methods are unfeasible or inappropriate. At the University of Idaho Forest Research Nursery Micropropagation Unit, three types of plants, a herbaceous perennial (Hackelia venusta), a woody shrub (Purshia tridentata), and a conifer (Pinus monticola), have all been successfully micropropagated. We describe and contrast the protocols for each species, all of which yielded plants that performed well after culture. Our discussion provides land managers a basis to evaluate if micropropagation is appropriate for their revegetation needs and give estimates of the time and subsequent cost associated with producing micropropagated stock.


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Author(s): R. Kasten Dumroese, John L. Edson, Annette D. Leege-Brusven, David L. Wenny

Publication: Native Plants: Propagating and Planting

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