What is Tissue Culture?

To mean tissue culture of plants, we usually mean to culture an dissected organ of a plant which has dividing capacity, in a germ free medium.

The primary objective of tissue culture is to produce new plants from the above mentioned tissue applying this culture method.

Types of tissue culture methods:

  1. Axillary bud culture
  2. Meristem culture
  3. Micropropagation
  4. Callus culture and
  5. Anther culture

Applying any of the abuse stated methods-

  • Production of saplings
  • Somatic embryogenesis
  • Production of haploid plants from anther culture etc.