Tissue culture

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Epithelial cells being cultured

Tissue culture or cell culture is a way to grow cells in a laboratory. This is done by taking the cells in an early stage of development, and getting them to divide in a flask or Petri dish.

An example of this is plant cuttings when roots grow out of a sprig. Also used in IVF when the ovaries are taken and fertilized with the sperm in the dish.