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Multifunctional Agriculture by Roger Leakey

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Chapter 20

Plant Cloning: Macro-Propagation

This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., 2014. In: van Alfen, N., et al., (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, vol. 4. Elsevier, San Diego, pp. 349–359, with permission of Elsevier

Abstract

Techniques of macro-propagation have been used for millennia, however it was difficult to identify clear principles applying to all species. Research over the last 20-30 years has provided better understanding of the numerous pre- and post-severance interacting factors – both morphological and physiological - and led to greater clarity. This research has in particular helped to explain what was an apparently contradictory scientific literature based on experiments which did not adequately ...

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