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Somaclonal variation

somaclonal variation
The variation between individuals in a clone, particularly in plant clones. While the objective is usually to grow clones without variation, somaclonal variation does provide the opportunity to generate new plant types that would be harder or impossible to generate by conventional plant breeding.


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