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Re: OS Mythology

In a message dated 12/13/98 9:32:06 AM Central Standard Time, hawesj@gcnet.net

<< ikely always be identical, but even with these, some sports may occur..
 Only when unstable streaked or other types of unstable variegated hosts
 are propagated, will the number of aberrant type plantlets be high,
 leading to the still incorrect conclusion from the misunderstood
 evidence  that the OS Myth may have some truth. 

To add to this, If a non stable Hosta is divided a thousand times and also
tissue cultured with a thousand plants produced. The number of nonstandard
plants produced by both methods would in most cases be the same.

So here lies the answer to the question of why a lot of nice new Hosta
cultivars have come out of tissue culture, Not so much because of the fact
that they are tissue cultured -- But just that they are produced in larger
quantities in a shorter time.
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