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  Re: [aroid-l] variegated
From: "Michael Marcotrigiano" <mmarcotr at email.smith.edu> on 2004.08.24 at 19:19:04(12054)
Chloroplasts have their own genes (being derived from bacteria in
evolution) and they divide and occupy cells. When a chloroplast mutates
it can become white and when it divides it is in the cell with other
green ones. Eventually some cells sort out to all green, some all white,
most mixed, giving you a marble pattern. I am NOT sure this is the cause
of variegation in 'shattered glass' but the phenotype of shattered glass
is consistent with this mode of chloroplast inheritance. Until I do
crosses with it I can't unravel it for sure.

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