Asexual Lab - Asexual Propagation Lab Report David Barnett...

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Asexual Propagation Lab Report David Barnett PSS-1411-509 3-25-08 1
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Introduction- Asexually propagating a plant is the process of producing a new plant by cutting that has exact genetic make-up of the motherplant. The objective of asexually propagating a plant is to be able to have an exact replica of the desired plant. This proves to be very useful in greenhouses for Horticulturists worldwide, due to the fact they can grow an identical plant therefore giving the client exactly the plant they want without risk of a different appearance and without forfeiting the original plant itself. The purpose of this lab was to test thirteen different plants ability to grow from a cutting. Some of the questions that will be answered would be; Do all plants have the ability to asexually propagate? Do all thirteen of the plants have the same progress throughout the experiment? Is new growth shown quickly? And finally, Does the asexual cutting take on the appearance of a new fully developed plant? The hypothesis of the experiment was the plants would struggle to grow but have about a 50% positive outcome from the plants. Materials and Methods- Next would be the Materials and Methods of the propagation lab. A list of materials needed would be; 1. Peat Media 2. Scissors to make the cuttings. 3. A piece of paper to keep track of the location of the plants. 4. Cuttings from 13 different plants, both woody and succulent, the plants used are, Jade, Peperoina, Mother of Thousands, Wandering Traveler (planted at 6 inches), Bolivian 2
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Jew, Ficus, Joseph’s coat, Begonia, Euonymous, Umbrella Plant, Spider Plant, and Snake Plant. 5. A ruler to measure the Wandering Traveler’s growth process.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HORT 1401 taught by Professor Stevens during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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