By: Shea and Lexus
What is Tissue Culturing?
Tissue culturing is the growth of tissues or cells outside of the actual organism. It's usually with the use of liquid, partially solid, or completely solid medium. Tissue Culturing can be used on plants or animals.
Plant tissue culture
Careers in Plant Tissue Culturing
- Research and Development
- Laboratory Production
- Marketing and Sales
- Greenhouse Production
In this newsletter, there was a classroom teacher who talked about doing tissue culturing on Venus Flytraps. They use phosphorescent dyes to try and better understand the digestive system of these plants. They worked their way to cloning the flytraps. They had to buy supplies such as, hormones, plant preservative mixture, and phytocaps for the baby food jars from Carol Stiff. They used 18 baby food bottles at one time in this experiment. They worked in groups of four. They were graded based on whether they ended up with a growth of new plant tissue or the growth of lots of mold and bacteria.
Pros of Plant Tissue Culturing
- Seeds aren't as affected by wet weather
- Can cause tissue of plant crop to be thinner, which is beneficial
- You can choose how many seeds you want
Cons of Plant Tissue Culturing
- Fewer crops
- In dry seasons, plants might need watering every 2-3 days
- Weed management is more difficult
- Stems are thinner
- Sometimes it doesn't work
Splitting Adherent Cells (Biology 513 - Animal Tissue Culture)