Desperate need for basic research : The Future of Tissue Culture

Klerk, G.J.M. de


Applied tissue culture desperately needs basic research to understand the underlying mechanisms. Only in this way, will many instances of recalcitrance be solved and present applications may be boosted. This is the take-home message from dr. Geert-Jan de Klerk who will retire soon after more than 40 years of research in plant physiology, of which 30 years were in tissue culture.