Natural Vegetative propagation: Tubers ‘eye’ is a budand is sprouting
Artificial Vegetativepropagation is by means of: cuttings
Artificial Vegetative propagation is by means of: tissue culture means growing tissues on their own
Tissue culture is also called: micro-propagation is the growing of small plants from pieces of tissue using sterile laboratory techniques produces clones
Explain why thenutrient medium must be sterile.Microbes do not infect the cells.Name two nutrientsthat must be present in the medium, besides water. Sugar
Small masses of cells form new plantlets. Name the type of celldivision that is involved in tissue culture. Mitosi
When choosing the parent plant to propagate the new individuals from it:1. Check that it has the particular features you want e.g. the right sort of flowers or fruit, resistance to disease / fire / drought grows fast
When choosing the parent plant to propagate the new individuals from it:2. It should be: genetically strong and healthy must not contain harmful genes3. It should be free from disease and not contain any harmful microbes or viruses
Advantages of vegetative propagation:1. It is a very sure way of producing new plants2. It does not depend on pollination and seed dispersal3. There is no need for a dormant period4. There are large food reserves for the new plants to feed on when they start developing5. Plants produced are genetically identical, i.e. CLONES and so all show the desired feature
Question: [MAY, 2006 IIA]Plant tissue culture (or micro propagation)involves cloning plants. Plant tissue culture is aform of vegetative propagation and has manyadvantages over the more traditional methodssuch as cuttings. List TWO advantages of planttissue culturing. (2)
Disadvantages of vegetative propagation:1. The quality of the plants cannot be improved2. The offspring show no variation, meaning that after many generations, diseases will show up3. The plants may be overcrowded as they have not been dispersed as seeds do
Question: [SEP, 2005]Plant tissue culture or micropropagationinvolves cloning plants.a) What do cloned plants have in common? (2) The same DNA and so the same characteristics.
Question: [SEP, 2005]b) Clones are taken from stock plants that have desirable good qualities. Name TWO such good desirable characteristics? (4)- Resistance to disease- Resistance to fire- Plants grow fast- Large fruit/Flowers
Question: MAY, 2009Describe each of the following processes and explainthe benefits of each.Vegetative propagation in plants (4) this is a form of asexual reproduction in plants that takes place naturally by the formation of runners and stem tubers or artificially by cuttings/tissue culture. 2 marks By this method a large number of plants is produced in a relatively short time, and there is no need of external agents for pollination or dispersal or complex germination process; good plant qualities are retained; only one parent is required. 2 marks
‘Dolly’ became the most famous sheep in history.Since 1996 cloning of: horses, cows, rabbits mice, cats, a mule, adog and, even a camel. 1996 – 2003
Dolly died in 2003: respiratory disease but is on showin an Edinburgh museum.
Cloned camelIn April 2009 Injaz, or ‘Achievement’ in English, became the world’s first ever clonedcamel. Injaz, a female one-humped camel, was born in Dubai on April 8, 2009 at thecity’s Camel Reproduction Centre . Injaz’s real mother was slaughtered for camel meatin 2005, but scientists saved the DNA and injected it into an empty egg cell of Injaz’ssurrogate camel mother. With camel racing big business in Dubai the implications ofcamel cloning are significant.
5 cloned pigsPigs are extremely important as providers of organs for human transplants. OnMarch 5, 2000 five cloned piglets were born– Millie, Christa, Alexis, Carrell andDotcom. Since then science and technology have moved on and pigs are beingspecifically engineered so that their tissues are not rejected by the human body.