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Re: Agar to Soil: tc

Here is a subject I would like to know more about.  Is it possible to set up
a tc lab in the basement of one's home.  Is there a kit I read about
somewhere?  More questions: Has anyone done this, how expensive is it, is it
worthwhile, what are the pitfalls, successes, failures or failure rate.
There must be some expertise on this robin that could help all of us
understand more about this technique and how it is done or how to do it so
we can educate ourselves.  Exactly what is meristem tissue and what are the
tissue/plant parts used.  How are they extracted to place into the medium?
How many steps involved from cutting to soil?  I read an article but still
am not sure exactly what takes place.  Dumb questions?  Not to the curious
mind needing an education.
Beth Arnold
Peoria Illinois  Zone 5
-----Original Message-----
From: John Lanier <jlanier@yancey.main.nc.us>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 7:35 AM
Subject: Re: Agar to Soil

>Hi Norman, don't mean to but into another conversation, just eager to
>share information. You simply wash, under running water, all agar off
>the roots (ALL, within reason), and dibble out somewhat of a hole in a
>liner cell and stuff the plant/roots into the hole and cover them with
>soil. Soak the liner, cover it with a plastic cover and then put it
>under 24 hour lights. I have successfully transferred many plants this
>way that didn't have even the first sign of a root, but takes loonger to
>get estaablished. I assum the "big" labs by pass the "rooting in agar"
>step altogether as a cost saving step.  JML
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