Tissue Culture from Fruits?

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  1. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    Hello,

    Tissue culture is possible from shoots, leaves & roots. Is it also possible from any part of fruits of any plant? Why not?

    If not or not common, what status fruit make as food?

    Best regards.
     
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  3. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Without looking up the specifics, I am pretty sure it is possible to establish a tissue culture from fruit explants. I have no idea whether this is possible with all fruit from all plants.


    I do not understand this question. You will have to re-phrase it.
     
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  5. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Are you questioning what status would be given to any fruit that is derived from tissue culture?

    That would be interesting. Human intervention yet not precisely genetic modification if the tissue is just cultured, is it? :shrug:

    I went to buy a Lily once from a florist and was asking how I might preserve the bulb to grow the plant again another year, as nature does.

    The florist replied that she was not sure if this was possible as the flower was from tissue culture and not a standard entire bulb. I decided to pass on this experiment.
     
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  7. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    I could not find any link where tissue culture from fruits is indicated. I think, tissues in fruits are not growing but dying.

    In all other food material, I think tissues are growing, so it make fruits as specific food. So I was willing to better understand it.
     
  8. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    Yes it can be interesting. There can be some diffrence between clone & normal baby. Still I am trying to better understand, whether tissues from fruits can be served as explant or not? If can't, what does it suggest of using fruits as food? Fruits do not interfere in natural progress but I think it add due to a reason that it is meant for a natural process of Seed Dispesal.
     
  9. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    I found the following piece on growing dragon fruit by means of tissue culture of a piece of the vine.

    http://www.vivapitaya.com/cutting.htm

    Is this along the lines of what you are thinking or are you suggesting tissue culture of the dragon fruit itself, rather than the plant it grows on?

    I have done some propagating of houseplants and I'm not sure if the tissue of the fruit could be used in such manner.
     
  10. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Possibly. I was only going on memory. This Google search seems to indicate a few promising links....

    fruit explants vitro
     
  11. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    I think vine is not a fruit.
     
  12. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    I was seeking clarification through questioning. Thank you.

    The following link to an investigation using mature lemons suggests that fruit ceases to be mitotically active.

    Juice vesicules and juice vesicule tissue appear to be capable of indefinite cell proliferation on an appropriate medium, although these take the form of callus growths and not another lemon fruit.

    http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/content/53/1/137.extract
     
  13. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    Yes thanks. It means that fruit is specific food gifted by nature for the purpose of seed dispersal in exchange, also suggesting non-voilence, live & let live. It can be eaten in its natural form & need no processing like most of other foods.
     
  14. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    Mutualism is any relationship between individuals of different species where both individuals derive a benefit.

    I think eating fruits come under above symbiotic relationship.

    Prime thought can be that we don't destroy the possible new genaration of a being by eating fruits as food. Moreover it need no processing so most natural form. Nature/plants gift us fruits on their own will(so become attractive) & then our natural duty will be to disperse their seeds at some suitable place, where they can grow normally. Hence while eating or distributing fruits we just do our natural duty provided we disperse the seeds suitably. Moreover, we don't destroy a genaration of the plant but on the contrary aid to their upcoming children--so aid to nature.
     

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