Acclimatization of Micropropagated Plants

  • T. Kozai
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 17)


In the last 10 years, micropropagation has shown spectacular development. However, at present the widespread use of micropropagation is restricted for several reasons, one of these being that a high percentage of micropropagated plants can be lost or damaged in the acclimatization stage, that is, during transfer from a tissue culture vessel to soil. Due to the special environment in vitro, it is difficult to produce plants which can be acclimatized to the outside environment.


Globe Artichoke Plantlet Growth Dianthus Caryophyllus Environmental Control System Acclimatization Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kozai
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  1. 1.Department of Horticultural Engineering, Faculty of HorticultureChiba UniversityChibaJapan

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