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how to grow an orchid in the lab

This is a discussion on how to grow an orchid in the lab within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; my orchid has successfully grow into protocom state but not greenish. so i need to ...

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    majid is offline Junior Member
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    Unhappy how to grow an orchid in the lab

    my orchid has successfully grow into protocom state but not greenish. so i need to transform gene into the orchid. this research due date is around the corner that on 10 April . so can u guys help me in how to increase the growth of ths orchid so i can transform it and analyze using GUS and PCR..can anyone???i like to no the medium that been use in culturing the orchid.
    The genus is vanda n dendrobium...so...could u all. help....me...im in big trouble now

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    is it getting enough light? bright shade?

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    I agree with Ron may be light problem, secondly could be the media that you used , lacking some of micro elements, thirdly could be oxidation / reduction process that inhibit the progress of protocom.

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