As Seen on CPC’s Rare Plant Academy: Orchid Micropropagation
Micropropagation is an effective conservation tool for producing tissue clones or for germinating spores or seed in vitro. Orchids are known to be quite difficult to propagate as they typically require fungal symbionts during their germination. In this video created for the Rare Plant Academy, Jason Ligon and Tito Tomei explain how to propagate orchids in the lab using sterile micropropagation techniques. They show each step and emphasize how important sterility is for the process. Watch this video and check out the Rare Plant Academy Video Library to watch many more videos and presentations focused on orchid conservation!
This video was made possible through an Institute for Museum and Library Services grant.