With Haberlandt's idea of cultivating individual cells in vitro, cell tissue culture began in 1902. Sporadic work was done in this area through the ensuing years. However, it was not until White's cultivation of tomato roots for an indefinite time span in 1934 that culture study became significant. Most work has been oriented toward the study of the growth and function of the cell. The research has included various nutritional and environmental studies. The proposition of this research is to use established technique for culturing tomato roots in order to go a step further, and use these cultures to study the effect of the virus on the cell. Virologists have been extremely interested in how the virus attacks the cell.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
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"Acceptance of Tobacco Mosaic Virus by Established Tomato Root Cultures,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 16.
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