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A Laboratory Chamber for Rooting Cuttings
Edwin A. Davis
Vol. 129, No. 1 (Mar., 1968), pp. 86-89
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
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A laboratory chamber was constructed for rooting investigations and for small-scale propagation of plants. Features of the rooting chamber include: small size (it is designed for a laboratory bench); a plastic-covered inclosure; an intermittent mist system; incandescent illumination; a running-water-bath filter for absorbing infrared radiation emitted by the lamps; daylength control; air-temperature control; and rooting-medium temperature control. Venturi-type atomizers draw distilled water from a reservoir to which nutrients, growth substances, vitamins, antibiotics, etc., can be added. The equipment was used successfully to root softwood cuttings of shrub live oak (Quer cus turbinella Greene).
Botanical Gazette © 1968 The University of Chicago Press