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Re: Question

Occasionally the "usual" way of variegated inheritance (maternally inherited
chimeral rearrangement from a streaked mother plant) is not the cause, when
a green or variegated plant produces a mutation. The occurrence is at least
100,000:1 (as Herb demonstrated). In the wild it is probably less than that,
possibly 500:000:1 (no one has conducted field studies to find out) and that
Japanese are combing their woods to find these mutations in natural
populations, and find them they do.

Occasionally, variegated plants can produce reversed, yellow or green
offspring by chimeral rearrangement (when cells exchange between different
layers so no change in the DNA takes place). George

W. George Schmid
Hosta Hill - Tucker Georgia USA
Zone 7a - 1188 feet AMSL
84-12'-30" West_33-51' North
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----- Original Message -----
From: <HoroRL@aol.com>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>; <hostapix@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 10:21
Subject: Question

> Good morning, all:
> We know that to get a variegated or streaked hosta, the pod parent needs
> be the streaked donor.  Then, how does one get a streaked or variegated
> progeny when the pod parent is not streaked, e.g.,

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