permanent clones??

John Bryan
Mon, 05 Jul 2004 10:49:42 PDT
Dear Ben:
Thanks for your posting. Re clones, surely our apple clones, Cox's
Orange Pippin, as an example, is still the same today as many years ago?
The same with all other fruit clones that have been around, some for
well over 100 years. Why have they not changed? Cheers, John E. Bryan

zonneveld wrote:
> Kevin wrote:///And/ then there are things/clones that exists through
> time w/o change.
> I am sure every clone will in time accumulate rare mutations
> Actually if a single clone is multiplied in two different locations by
> two different people they will in time differ  It may be sometime
> before a visible mutation has happened
> Ben J.M.Zonneveld
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