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Diversity, classification, and nomenclature of cultivated plants, weeds, microbes, and insect-pests
Centers of diversity of crops and wild genetic diversity
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  • The genetic variability present among the cultured cells, plants derived from such cells or progeny of such plants is called somaclonal variation.
  • The plants derived from cell and tissue cultures are termed as somaclones and the plants displaying variation as somaclonal variants.
  • Somaclonal variation may occurs either for single trait (or) more than one trait at a time.
  • Somaclonal variation may occur due to chromosomal abnormality in cultured cells and plants regenerated from them.
  • The chromosomal abnormality may be due to changes in chromosomal number (ploidy level) and chromosomal structure.

Define somaclonal variation.

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