LaMotte, Clifford E. Department of Botany, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Ford, Karen Grady Department of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.
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The deliberate, directed reproduction of plants using plant cells, tissues, or organs. In general, plant propagation can be accomplished by using seeds or spores (sexual propagation) or using vegetative cells, tissues, or organs (asexual propagation). This article will focus on methods of asexual propagation, including traditional techniques as well as techniques that employ tissue cultures and protoplast cultures. See also: Plant reproduction
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