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Re: hey teacher, leave those kids alone....

In a message dated 3/24/99 4:36:38 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Frances@taconic.net writes:

<< Somebody correct me if this is too
 simple minded. but it seems to me that a sport is a plant which appears as a
 division of an existing plant and a mutation would be a change in the genetic
 makeup of a plant grown from seed.  Or are they mutually interchangeable?

frances.....the terms are not mutually interchangable....

seedlings are not mutations, as i used the term....

a plant can mutate or sport....and the experts on this list have been trying
to teach us the difference for 2 years....AND I STILL CANT REMEMBER the

can one of you teacher types [like ron livingston] pretend i am a slightly
distracted 8th grader, and explain the difference, between sport/mutation, in
terms i can understand AND REMEMBER....

thx ken
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