Lydiane (Ann) Kyte, Presenter
Lydiane (Ann) Kyte holds a B.S. degree in botany from the University of
Washington. After serving as Superintendent of plug seedling greenhouses
for Weyerhaeuser Co., she developed the plant tissue culture program of
B hobby turned into a successful tissue cultured berry
business with the help of husband Bob and a modest laboratory.
Ann and Bob served as volunteer consultants to tissue culture
laboratories in Brazil and Egypt. In Brazil they were called in to
provide advice for a two million dollar tissue culture lab which had
some business problems.In Egypt they helped plan and start up an
elaborate lab. This lab was sponsored by an agribusiness so had well
established business structure and a built-in market for its products.
With some persuasion she shared her expertise in the book, Plants from
Test Tubes: An Introduction to Micropropagation,currently in its third
edition.(Timber Press, 1996 $29.95).
In addition to being a tissue culture expert, Ann is a Master Gardener.
She tends a large garden and reads extensively in biotechnology news.