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Mutation in fruit/vegetables

Postby silveringking » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:57 pm

Hello I would like to know about current species (fruit/vegetables/plants that are actually useful to human society) that are actually mutant species, hybrids or experienced biological devolution. For example I know that the banana is actually an infertile hybrid, so it is the orange (except for the infertile part). Besides that I don't know nothing. Is there any list of those species? Thank you so much!
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Postby JackBean » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:53 pm

for example the seedless grapes are triploid hybrids. Triticale is hybrid of two different cereals. Papaya grown on Hawai should be GMO, because they had problems with some virus killing all their plantations.

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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