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Somatic Embryogenesis can be used to mass produce genetically identical varietal seedlings. It is a process of embryo initiation and development in tissue culture from non-embryogenic tissue such as leaf and stem or tissue from seeds. Since somatic embryos lack the nutritive tissue and seed coat of a typical seed, they are carefully nurtured in the laboratory until they develop into independently growing plantlets. Somatic embryogenesis enables cost effective production of millions of genetically identical Pines. The very best embryos can be cryostored for many years.
Vegetative Propagation is the process of regenerating plants from a cutting, such as a small branch, root or leaf. ArborGen takes cuttings or shoots from high-quality trees and roots them to produce vigorous new trees, preserving the best of the best. The new plants are genetically identical to the original, so a tree with superior traits can be maintained far beyond the lifetime of the original plant. Vegetative Propagation has been used to improve agricultural crops for centuries.