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Tissue culture of gentians
 

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Gentiana

 

Xplant Laboratory has recently started to tissue cultured a few gentian species.  That means that you grow clones of plants from small pieces of tissues that get their nutrient from a jelly-like substance.  When the plant is big enough, you can plant it in regular soil.  Here are some photos provided by Frans Scholin at Xplant Laboratory:

 

Above: Gentiana paradoxa being tissue cultured.
Photo: Frans Scholin, Xplant Laboratory.
Above: Gentiana purpurea being tissue cultured.
Photo: Frans Scholin, Xplant Laboratory

 

Links to web sites and companies working with tissue culture of gentians:

Xplant Laboratory: Tissue cultured gentians (see photos)

 Lena Struwe, 2006

 

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