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Sara Maltby doscombe at zetnet.co.uk
Sun Jan 12 17:12:04 EST 1997

In message <32D7F0D3.EAD at post3.tele.dk>
        Sten Porse <porse at post3.tele.dk> writes: 

> Sara Maltby wrote:
> > 
> > Does anyone have an explaination for striping in various flowers,
> > i.e. roses, diathus, dalias etc. ? does this have any relationship to
> > variegation in leaves..?
> > 
> > Sara Maltby, doscombe at zetnet.co.uk

> Dear Sara!

> The kind of striping you describe is normally caused by various kinds of
> plant viruses. So there is indeed a relationship to "variegation" in
> leaves.

> Sten Porse

Lots of thanks for your reply.   Would'nt infection by a virus weaken 
the growth
of the plant? or at any rate make it suseptible to various diseases..

Sara Maltby

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