Lilies & virus

Alani Davis
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:41:54 PST
I am curious about this as well. I have heard this used many times as a
reason for decline of a variety through clones do to excessive asexual
reproduction, but would be the mechanism for this "decline"? How can genetic
"vigor" be "lost"? How can one "know" it is clonal breakdown and not
environmental or pathanogenic?

Alani Davis
Tallahassee, Florida

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Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:26 PM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Lilies & virus

John Bryan,

Can you please explain what you mean by 'clonal breakdown'?  How does TC of
a lily suffering from 'clonal breakdown' fix this?


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