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TISSUE CULTURE PROJECT

The National Biotechnology of Zimbabwe, together with the Horticulture Research Institute in Marondera have an on-going tissue culture project, the aim of which is to generate disease-free planting material for distribution to local small-scale and large-scale commercial farmers.The planting material is virus eliminated via a process of meristem tip culture.
The main crop of interest at the moment is sweet potato, although there is potential to apply the same tissue culture techniques to other crops such as Irish potato, strawberry, banana and cassava. Tissue cultured plants are generally characterised by their speedy growth rate, uniformity in the plant and produce size, increased yield and most importantly disease free material which can be produced in large quantities in a short period of time.


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