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Re: Look-a-like hostas

  • Subject: Re: Look-a-like hostas
  • From: halinar@open.org
  • Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 21:46:31 -0700 (PDT)


>If the August Moon that is slug resistant happens to be tetraploid, 
>but in all other respects looks identical to a diploid August Moon, 
>then the new plant should be registered under a new name.

How about just calling it tet August Moom!  That's what daylily people 
do when a diploid is converted to a tetraploid - no need to give it a 
different name.

>What differences, if any, exist between the somatic mutation process 
>(which we call "sporting") of plants that are propagated either 
>through unassisted vegetative means or through the TC process other 
>than frequency of appearance of these sports?

I thought mutations were genetic.

Joe Halinar

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