Target Grades: 9-12
Plant propagation by cloning is common in flower production. Generating a plant by cloning its tissue is an exciting and challenging experience which teaches the importance of sterile laboratory methods. Using this kit, students will establish a shoot multiplication culture using an African violet as a model, use sterile technique to develop African violet cloned cultures and induce the development of multiple shoots (clones) from the leaf tissue . Resulting plantlets may be started in soil. The complete process takes approximately three months. No hood or incubator required. Includes an instruction manual and a PowerPoint presentation with images of plant material at various stages of the experiment. Perishable reply card items ship separately upon request and only in the continental US.
Sterile Petri Dishes, deep
Reply Card for Murashige and Skoog medium with vitamins, Murashige and Skoog medium with sucrose (1 mg BAP and 0.1 mg NAA), PPM; Plant Preservation Mixture