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Dear Hosta Fans
Everybody can check in the hosta journal that I was the 
first to explain in detail to the hosta community what a sport is . I 
am happy to see that others have learned from it and are at least in 
part able to reproduce it, although without any reference.
To answer the  specific question about the difference between a 
sport and a mutation:: 
First the definition: 
A sport is a shoot deviating from the mother plant.
 A sport CAN be due to a mutation but rarely is. It is mostly due to 
a mitotic recombination or chimeral rearrangements . It is for sure a 
sport due to a mutation if a green/blue plant changes to a variegated 
one. See my Rule of thumb for sports in the hosta journal and in my 
book on sport of  hosta, where instead of a number the plants have a 
shorthand for color like we = white edge.
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Clusius lab pobox 9505
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
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