Plant tissue culture, more commonly known as micropropagation, is an efficient propagation method for commercial production of many food and ornamental crop species and varieties. Micropropagation is defined as the rapid production of plants in sterile culture vessels (in vitro culture) in nutrient media under controlled conditions of temperature and light. This technology allows for production of thousands of disease-eradicated plants that are mostly genetically identical to the original donor plant. In terms of number of plants produced, Florida is the biggest producer of plants by commercial micropropagation in the country. During this presentation, the micropropagation process will be described using numerous examples of ornamental and native plants, including orchids.
- Friday, December 15
- 2 – 3pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Mike Kane is a professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department at University of Florida where he has had teaching and research responsibilities since 1985. He teaches courses in plant micropropagation and graduate student professional development. His research emphasis is on development of plant tissue culture and greenhouse procedures for production of aquatic, wetland, coastal plants and especially the propagation and conservation native orchids. In 2009 he was elected as a Fellow of the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB). In 2014 he received the SIVB Lifetime Achievement Award. He has a long-standing commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students who become both competent scientists and teachers. His wife, Roseann, is employed with the Alachua County School Board. Their daughter, Laura, her husband Charlie and granddaughter Madelyn, live in Denver, Colorado.
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