What is totipotency? How does it help in plant propagation?

TOTIPOTENCY IS THE ABILITY OF THE PLANT CELLS TO GIVE RISE TO THE WHOLE PLANT..IT IS USED TO GROW PLANTS IN A VERY LESS TIME AND ALSO TO RECOVER HEALTHY PLANTS FROM DISEASED ONES..
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it is the ability to generate a whole plant from an explant or a cell or tissue is called totipotency
it is used for the large scale manufacture of plant from a small source in plant propogation
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How do totipotency help in plant propagation and improvements?
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The capacity of each and every cell of an organism to develop into a whole oragnism because of having full genetic infornation in the cell is called Totipotency.
                                                      Plant cell totipotency can be utilized for plant propagation and improvement.
(i) By application of these methods it is possible to achieve propagation of a large number of plants in very short time. Plants like tomato, banana, apple, etc., have been produced on commercial scale.
(ii) Healthy plants can be recovered from diseased plants (by micropropagation). This is done by removing the meristem, which is disease-free and growing it in vitro. This has been done in banana, sugarcane potato, etc. 


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How do totipotency help in plant propagation and improvement
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Totipotency include tissue culture which is a process by which a new plant part can be formed by a small tissue of that plant. It helps to make the more amount of plant thus help in propagation and improvement.
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how it help totipotency in plant propagation
 
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