Q. 10

It is easier to culture plant cells in vitro as compared to animal cells. Why? +

Answer :

Plant cells have the ability of dedifferentiation. Dedifferentiation is the ability of the cells to lose as well as reverse the ability of differentiation. Plant cells undergo the process of dedifferentiation and became meristematic again.

Animal cells do not have any such property of dedifferentiation and hence, they do not have the property of division.


Hence, it is easier to culture plant cells in vitro as compared to animal cells.


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