• Richard N. Arteca


The ability of many plants and plant parts to form roots from cuttings under the proper conditions is important in the propagation of many species. Plant parts such as stems, roots, or leaves can serve as cutting sources for propagation when combined with the proper chemical, mechanical, and/or environmental conditions. One of the main benefits of using this type of asexual propagation is that the new plant produced is identical to the parent plant. There is a wide range of adventitious root-forming ability in plants which can be from very easy to root to those which will not root at all (Davis and Haissig 1994). In this chapter the adventitious root formation process in plants and how plant growth substances and/or other factors are involved will be presented.


Hairy Root Root Formation Adventitious Root Formation Root Initiation Root Cutting 
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  • Richard N. Arteca
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  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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