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Introduction to Plant Cells and Tissue Culture

Learn about the fundamental applications of Plant Cell Technology and Plant Tissue Culture in this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free online course, you will study the anatomy of plant cells, the intricacies of plant tissues, and their functions. The concepts of photosynthesis and photorespiration will be highlighted as well as the mechanisms of organ development in plants. You will also see the nutritional requirement of plant cells, factors affecting regeneration and applications of somaclonal variation.
Introduction to Plant Cells and Tissue Culture
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This free online course on; An Introduction to Plant Cells and Tissue Culture, primarily explains the functions of the essential components of plant cells and the applications of Plant Cell Technology. You will learn about the history of plant cells and tissue culture as well as the factors affecting plant cell culture. You will also learn about the disadvantages of natural plant extraction of phytochemicals and the fundamental ability of plants to grow and reproduce.

Next, the different organelles and distinctive features of plant cells will be examined. You will be able to distinguish the different types of plant tissue and patterns of growth. The concept of diffusion, osmosis and leaf functions will also be highlighted. Thereafter, the different forms of cultures and their application in plant biotechnology will be outlined and you will consider the different forms of in vitro culture.

Finally, The nutritional requirements of plant cells and plant growth regulation will be discussed. You will study the concepts of Organogenesis and Regeneration, understanding their significance in plant cell biotechnology and organ development. The applications of somaclonal variation and the stages involved in micropropagation will then be summarised. This course will be of interest to anyone in the field of biology, genetic engineering, biotechnology, and any other related discipline. Why wait, start this course today!

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