SOMACLONAL VARIATION: The Prize Offered by Eric E. Young

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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It was instituted in October 1981 with the objective to produce a somatic hybrid between two genera not compatible, or two or more taxa whi ch are widely separated phylogenetically. OR82-6
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SOMACLONAL VARIATION: A New Technique for Propagation Plants produced by tissue culture techniques are sometimes not true to type and the variations can be guided to develop new characteristics such as disease resistance, etc.; the hidden resources of the somatic cells are tapped, AU81-164; AU82-27; AU81-21; 24 0
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