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Re: Loss of color


In a message dated 96-05-01 20:14:47 EDT, you write:

>nteresting Clarence -- your mutations.  I am reminded of the introductions
>from Zebra Gardens (??) which have color breaks --
>	This should be another paragraph, it is a separate question
>
>	The color breaks on the intros from (??) Zebra Gardens-- are these
>mutations, accidents, causesd by virus, deliberate recessive traits??
>These also appear on BATIK.  I'm asking because BATIK reverts sometimes.
>I saw it one year in a Master Judge's (husband and wife!!) garden and one
>half of one of the blooms was purple self, the other have had the color
>breaks
>and they were going to watch it to see if the whole thing reverted, but the
>next year (last year) it didn't bloom.  I know where a piece of that
original
>is and if that increase blooms, it should be interesting.
>	What causes THESE color breaks?
>	What is the difference between color breaks and the streaks from a
>virus?  If I looked at each in the garden, would I be able to tell which
>was a color break and which is a virus?

I'll let someone else answer these questions....frankly, I don't know.
 Clarence Mahan in Virginia





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