What is micropropagation?
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At Meristec we develop production systems based on research and innovation. To propose strategies based on plant biotechnology to meet the demands of the agricultural market.
How can we carry out this process? Our mission is to provide a service of research, development and plant production advice through innovative micropropagation procedures.
Through micropropagation we produce plants of a variety or clone in a massive way. This cloning process occurs spontaneously, so that several plants are able to emit roots in organs (stems or leaves) producing others genetically identical to them.
In the traditional nursery this process is carried out in greenhouse or field conditions, and in the laboratory by in-vitro culture in sterile conditions with an exhaustive control of the variables that affect the performance of the process.
How is micropropagation carried out?
Buds or meristems are taken from a mother plant that corresponds to the variety or clone to be propagated.
They are disinfected and planted in a culture medium under aseptic conditions, causing their sprouting. The shoots thus obtained produce in turn more shoots from their own buds.
In the event that the shoots are not large enough or stressed by growth regulators, they undergo a process of elongation causing them to grow and lose stress.
Elongated shoots are transferred to another medium for rooting. Its treatment in the laboratory requires adequate acclimatization until reaching the environmental conditions necessary for its normal development in the plantations.
At Meristec we have one goal: to optimize each crop project through research and innovation in the biotechnology field. We seek the maximum profitability of massive plant cloning by means of specialized procedures and adapted to the demands of the client and his terrain.
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