Development of a Tissue Culture Protocol for Rheum Rhubarbarum

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Mark Sperry , Northern State University
The purpose of this project is to develop protocols for sterilization and growth of a commonly grown garden plant, Rheum rhubarbarum (garden rhubarb), in tissue culture to identify the optimal medium, sterilization techniques, and methods of tissue extraction when culturing rhubarb from the rhizome, crown, stalk, and leaves.