OT-About Embryo Rescue Technique and etc.

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Mon, 17 Aug 2009 15:12:04 PDT
Dell wrote

> Here is a link to a "home tissue culture" site:
> http://www.hometissueculture.org/

I've taken Carol's course. She is a good teacher. It is well worth the
time and is relatively inexpensive. As with everything, careful practice
leads to improvement. The basic skills of sterile culturing aren't that
hard but to do it right without contaminating your setup requires careful
attention. With practice this comes.

I already had bacteriology lab skills from undergraduate research years
ago. (This was before hoods were used for much other than mammalian cell
and virus culture. We mouth pipetted pathogenic bacteria.) Bacteriology
lab skills are of immense help for tissue culture practice. I might
suggest anybody interested in learning to do tissue culture, embryo
rescue, or similar techniques take a basic bacteriology course -- with lab
-- at a local community college or other college. The skills are exactly
the same and I suspect once you learn the skills you will be able to learn
the plant applications on your own. Bacteriology courses are probably more
readily available to people than are plant tissue culture courses.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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