Micropropagation and other in vitro tools to clean up and multiplicate selected genetic resources
Micropropagated varieties of elm, maritime pine, wild cherry and eucalyptus.
Micropropagation is a useful tool to propagate both wild and improved genetic resources. A variety of explants (buds, apex, tissues, meristem, etc.) can be cultivated in strictly controlled in vitro conditions. It is possible to clean the plant material from pests and diseases and to reactivate or stimulate organogenetic capabilities (rooting ability, axillary budding, etc.). Reinvigorated vitroplants can be integrated into forest plants production schemes.