tissue culture


Definition of tissue culture

: the process or technique of making body tissue grow in a culture medium outside the organism also : a culture of tissue (such as epithelium)

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Recent Examples on the Web Propagation is the creation of new plants from existing plants, and techniques include seeds, cuttings, division or separation, layering, grafting and tissue culture. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Forget the calculator — pull out a shovel and do some dividing in the garden," 20 Jan. 2021 Lab studies found that mutations of the Ebola virus, which spread in West Africa starting in 2013, increased infectivity in tissue culture. James Glanz, New York Times, "Evidence Builds That an Early Mutation Made the Pandemic Harder to Stop," 24 Nov. 2020 Today, Cleber Trujillo, a project scientist, oversees the growth of thousands of organoids in a tissue culture room in Dr. Muotri’s lab. New York Times, "Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?," 29 Aug. 2019 Because ‘Cavendish’ produces no seeds, it can only be propagated by division or tissue culture. Steve Bender, Southern Living, "Yes, We’ll Have No Bananas," 20 Aug. 2019 The product is constructed by cells in standard tissue culture vessels, which takes six to eight weeks to manufacture at a 1,000-square-foot lab on the BioBridge Global campus in San Antonio. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio company at the forefront of stem-cell therapy," 15 Aug. 2019 His vision for the botanical garden is to create plant research facilities, which would include a herbarium, tissue culture facilities, a nursery and greenhouses complemented by a library and computer/internet accessibility. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Garden advocate wants Ramona Street completion off priority list," 11 July 2018 Professional growers use heat treatments and tissue culture to control viral disease. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthy Food By Identifying + Treating These Common Plant Diseases," 21 July 2015 That's why, in August 2016, Front Range Biosciences began developing a method of tissue culturing that avoided all these problems. Matt Simon, WIRED, "How Cannabis Tech Can Help Build a Better Cup of Coffee," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tissue culture

1912, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jan 2021

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“Tissue culture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tissue%20culture. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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Medical Definition of tissue culture

: the process or technique of making body tissue grow in a culture medium outside the organism also : a culture of tissue (as epithelium)

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