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An overview of the field of plant tissue culture is presented in this chapter, which includes a general history, successive developments, and key contributions by several leading scientists. The development of cell and tissue culture of plant organs has contributed to promoting research in several areas of plant biotechnology. It has made great progress and significant contributions to the advancement of modern agriculture, production of secondary substances used in pharmaceutical and biochemical industries, food security, and conservation of plant genetic resources. This chapter briefly presents the current status of plant tissue culture applications in Vietnam (as a developing country) and the world as well. Low-cost tissue culture technology will be one of the top priorities in the development of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry in many developing countries in order to produce affordable high-quality crop materials without affecting the quality of products created. Last but not least, some future developments in this field, including the great potential of plant micropropagation and the increasingly important role of new biological techniques, are covered in this chapter.

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Nhut, D.T. (2022). General Information: Some Aspects of Plant Tissue Culture. In: Nhut, D.T., Tung, H.T., YEUNG, E.CT. (eds) Plant Tissue Culture: New Techniques and Application in Horticultural Species of Tropical Region. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6498-4_1

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