Plant Cell and Tissue Cultures: The Role of Haberlandt

  • A. D. Krikorian
  • David L. Berquam


The aseptic culture of plant cells and tissues as technique is now well established. Successful development of tissue culture was necessitated by a physiological problem which clearly demanded for its solution some extreme form of isolation of the tissues being studied. Although real success first came with animal tissues, the botanist Gottlieb Haberlandt (1854-1945) (Fig.1) clearly set forth the purposes and potentialities of cell culture after having attempted culture of plant cells. Haberlandt was not entirely successful but foresaw the use of cell culture as an elegant means of studying physiological and morphological problems.


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  • A. D. Krikorian
    • 1
  • David L. Berquam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesState University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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