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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cloned Plants and Hydroponics Systems 

Cloning is not a new technique nor does it require complicated laboratory equipment. It does not even require advanced degree in biology. People who are not scientists or even have any formal education can easily accomplish cloning. Farmers and gardeners have been doing it for thousands of years since agriculture was invented. Nature has been doing it for billions of years since the first single celled organisms learned how to reproduce asexually. Multiple generations of genetically identical organisms can be reproduced asexually through the process of cloning. Organisms that are cloned have the same exact genetic information as their progenitors.

Cloning plants is relatively easy compared to cloning animals. Vegetative parts of plants such as stems and leaves can be cloned given the right conditions. On the other hand, the undifferentiated and continually growing cells of plants such as those found in root tips are also ideal for cloning. By adding certain types of hormones such as auxins, the mature plant cells can be triggered to become undifferentiated and develop into new genetically identical plants. Removing a plant callus or undifferentiated part and planting it directly on a growth media is the simplest method of cloning a plant. Many species of plants such as cassava can easily be cloned by cutting their stems and planting them directly in the ground. It may take several days or a few weeks before new plant seedlings become viable. Newly formed but genetically identical plants will eventually grow.

However, it should be noted that not all species of plants are easy to clone. Some require special processes and careful attention. Some plants that have high agricultural and horticultural value oftentimes need special care and attention. Agriculturists and horticulturists value plants that have high crop yields, high resistance to disease, and have excellent aesthetic appeal. Many of the highly desirable plants are rare and do not easily reproduce. More often than not, the only effective way of reproducing these plants is through the process of cloning. Hydroponic systems can provide the ideal conditions for cultivating these cloned plants.

Using hydroponic systems is the ideal way of cultivating plants indoor. Cloned plants typically need precise amount of water, nutrients, and hormones that can be calibrated using hydroponic systems. Some varieties of plants require very meticulous care in order for them to develop. Another main advantage of hydroponic systems is that they can be set up in such a way that the growth media can be made sterile, preventing plant infections. The growth and development can be precisely controlled and monitored. The consumption of water and nutrients is very efficient when it comes to hydroponic systems.

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