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To Increase Productivity and Production of Crops through Clonal Propagation


07-07-2022

SDG Agenda 2030


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       Clonal propagation of plants is creation of new plant from its small root, bud, or leaf particles by using of tissue culture. Its difference from traditional vegetative propagation that there is no need for whole plant branch for taking root.

Despite this method was investigated for reproduction of plants, which hardly propagate from their seed, nowadays this method is used for propagation of economically valuable plant breeds, hybrids, genetically modified and seedless plants.

If traditional vegetative reproduction of plants should be realized in large scale, it might be economically expensive (water, fertilizers, space for realization, controlling conditions and etc.). In clonal propagation its sufficient just to keep the plant particle in pure culture medium for 4-6 weeks. There is no need for additional care. By this method thousands of plant seedlings can be grown in small period of time and range.

         At the Biotechnology and genetics scientific-manufacturing center of the Oguz han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan instructors and students work on clonal propagation of agriculturally valuable, high yielding plant breeds (tomato, pepper, eggplant) by obtaining their cell biomass (callus).

Project Coordinator: Dovletmyrat Porrykov Department of Molecular biology and genetics, Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan.