permanent clones??

Tue, 06 Jul 2004 00:35:20 PDT
Dear John 
The fact that you see nor taste any difference does not mean that 
in several genes there could be changes. Moreover any detrimental 
genes are, I am sure, selected against by taking the proper 
cuttings. By the way do you know how the original Cox Orange of 
100 years ago tasted? Lastly exceptions confirm the rule, most 
clones of vegetatively propagated plants have to be replaced by 
new ones due to loss of vigour.
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Institute of Biology,Leiden University, Clusius lab 
Wassenaarse weg 64, 2333 AL Leiden, The Netherlands
Fax: +31-71-5274999. min temp -10C (15F)

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