Help! Meaning of "cv"
stephenf at netspace.net.au
Thu Sep 28 04:38:34 EST 1995
>I need to know what is the meaning of the abbreviation "cv" on following
> - Samples of 16 species and cv of pineapples were analysed for
> bromelain activity.
Cv is indeed Cultivars which is a new fangled word for 'Cultivated
Varieties' These are plants that are selected for different traits such
as leaf colour, fruit size or whatever. In most countries there is a
cultivar register. If the characteristic of the selection is constant
then the plant can be registered and even patented. It is not a
recognised botanical group like 'species'.
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