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Plant tissue culture via micropropagation
This novel method involves a simple vessel and tools to improve the cutting of elongated plant shoots. The vessel is inverted so that the root matrix resides in a narrow lid at the bottom of the container, while the shoots remain in the larger part of the vessel at the top. Removing the vessel top allows a blade to access the rooted base of the shoots. A single motion can then be used to cut shoots at the base. With the motion of the operator’s wrist, rotating the root matrix in the narrow lid allows the harvested shoots to drop into a sterile receiver, while cutting across the remainder of the vessel surface. The base retains the rooted plants and allows for rapid regrowth of additional shoots when the vessel is reassembled. Fresh media or water may be added to the matrix to ensure high quality regrowth. The vessel and its contents remains sterile and can be harvested several times.
US Provisional Patent Application
Dr. Jeffrey Adelberg
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