Tissue Culturing - Cloning vs Tissue Culturing

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tissue Culturing
Tissue culturing is the only way to remove unwanted contaminants within the plant and the only way to preserve the plants genetics.

Tissue culture: It’s not changing of genetic material or organism- rather multiplying the genetic material. Almost all commercially available foods and most breeds of domesticated animals are the result of people’s interference. In the field of molecular biology they have helped to further improve and fine tune genetic manipulations. Most genetically engineered medicines are accepted with out question.  In the future will require more food grown in smaller spaces with less water and less light all while breeding out molds, bacteria, yeast, viruses and more.

Cloning vs Tissue Culturing

With Cloning

  • A shortage of mother’s,
  • One mother one hybrid,
  • Maybe no virus free mothers,
  • Mothers take more light,
  • They are not cost effective,
  • Cuttings can have a poor survival rate,
  • Cuttings take more water,
  • Cuttings take more light,
  • Cuttings are vulnerable to disease,

With Tissue Culturing

  • There is no damage to the genetic material,
  • We are multiplying the genetic material,
  • Thousands of plants can be cultured at one time,
  • Through tissue culturing it helps breed bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeasts,
  • You can have thousands of different strands, with very little space,
  • You use less light,
  • You use less water,
  • You use less nutrients,
  • You use less space,

So by tissue culturing you will have a plant that will hold it genetic structure better, have a better yield, have a better growth, and have a better resistance to disease, with a better result.