Are there "Identical Twin" plants?

Nick Theodorakis nicholas_theodorakis at
Fri Dec 15 22:36:30 EST 2000

In article <3A3AD2D8.89D52207 at>,
  George Hammond <ghammond at> wrote:
> Dear Bionet:
>    I am a Physicist not a Biologist.  I have a simple
> question about asexual plants.

It's a common practice in biology to use genetically identical
organisms (and not only in plants) in an experiment to avoid genetic
variation as a confounding factor. For example, most lab strains of
mice are inbred strains that are gentically identical to one another
(within a strain).


Nick Theodorakis
nicholas_theodorakis at

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