Cost effective tissue culture technology for clonal propagation of pineapple in Ethiopia: A review article
Clonal propagation is a plant tissue culture technique used for producing plantlets and implies the culture of aseptic small sections of tissues and organs in vessels with defined culture medium and under controlled environmental conditions and has become an increasingly important tool for both science and commercial applications. Low-cost tissue culture technology is the adoption of practices and use of equipment to reduce the unit cost of micropropagule and plant production. Low cost options should be lower the cost of production 25% from electric city cost, 65% from agar, 82% from table sugar, rain water and locally prepared soil media had been cost effective by increasing the quality of the clonal propagation, time and space saving and plants production. In the low cost technology cost reduction is achieved by improving process efficiency and better utilization of resources. Low-cost tissue-culture technologies have been stay a high priority in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and floriculture of many developing countries for the production of suitably priced high quality planting material. Tissue cultured based industries have also generates much-needed rural employment, particularly for genders participants.
Berihu Mengs. Cost effective tissue culture technology for clonal propagation of pineapple in Ethiopia: A review article. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 25-27