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Name: Chris
Status: student
Age: 18
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 10/16/2004


Question:
To Whom it may concern, My name is Chris McFadden and I attend North Toole COunty High School in Sunburst, MT. I'm enrolled in a nationally recognized science investigation class. My partner Ben Dubbe, and I are looking into tissue culturing for our science project this year. We wanted to tissue culture noxious weeds(i.e. Spotted Knapweed, Leafy Spurge). We have environmental chambers and all the equiptment needed to do this, but we have a few questions. We wanted to know if tissue culturing noxious weeds has been done. If we were successful in tissue culturing these we were thinking about adding different chemical and physical changes during the growth, but then we saw that alot of that has been done but we haven't been able to see if the tissue culturing of noxious has been done. If alot of this has been done then we were thinking of adding different plant or weed extracts to the medium to see if they either help or limit the growth of these weeds.


Replies:
Yes, various weed species including the examples you mentioned have been propagated using tissue culture.

Possibly helpful:

http://academy.d20.co.edu/kadets/lundberg/ptc.html

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/tisscult/pltissue/pltissue.html

http://res2.agr.ca/lethbridge/weedbio/agents/asubpic_e.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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