Which part would be most suitable for raising virus-free plants for micropropagation?

  • Option 1)

    Bark

  • Option 2)

    Vascular tissue

  • Option 3)

    Meristem

  • Option 4)

    Node

 

Answers (1)
V Vakul

As we learnt in

Applications of totipotency -

Another important application of the method is the recovery of healthy plants from diseased plants.

- wherein

Although the plant is infected with a virus, the meristem (apical and axillary) is free of virus. Hence, one can remove the meristem and grow it in vitro to obtain virus-free plants.

 

 

 

This is an Application of totipotency. When the plant is infected with a virus, the meristem (apical and axillary) is free of virus. Hence, one can remove the meristem and grow it in vitro to obtain virus-free plants.


Option 1)

Bark

Incorrect.

Option 2)

Vascular tissue

Incorrect.

Option 3)

Meristem

Correct.

Option 4)

Node

Incorrect.

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