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(1) Mother plant [ Horticulture ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  A mother plant is a plant kept alive in the vegetative state for the purpose of cloning, it is the original plant after cuttings, buds or other organs or tissues are removed for vegetative reproduction.  
     
The daughter plants that arise from the mother plant are adventitious plants (clones). Adventitious plants will either be released by the mother plant itself or can be cut when the plantlets reach a suitable size. Also referred to as "division."
Mother plants should be selected for sought-after characteristics, such as potency, growth patterns, and vigour they must also be free from bacteria, viruses and other disease organisms. If a mother-plant has an infection, the diseases are also into the cuttings.
     
(2) Mother plant  [ Horticulture ]
     
  A collection of selected mature plants kept alive for an indefinite period or periodically renewed and cultivated for the production of certificated seeds after controlled pollination.  
     
In seed production and vegetative propagation, a collection of mother plants (especially perennials plants like cactus and succulents) is a selection of mature plants (usually two or more for each species, variety, or cultivar) kept alive for an indefinite period or periodically renewed and cultivated for the production of certificated seeds after controlled pollination..
     
(3) Mother plant [ Genetics - Horticulture ]
     
  In hybridization, the mother plant is the plant or species that is pollinated in order to create hybrid  seed  
     

 


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