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Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  A sudden mutation of the typical habit  of a branch, flower, or shoot that differs markedly from the rest of the plant or from others plants of its kind and passes the differences to vegetatively propagated offspring.  
     
This is caused by a genetic change that may be accidental or spontaneous, or intentionally induced.

See also Mutant, Chimera, Somaclonal mutation
     
 

 

 

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