"provenance"

Rod Pennington rodpenn at brcsun0.tamu.edu
Tue Feb 25 19:44:37 EST 1997


I have been unable to find a textbook definition of "provenance"
as applied to genetic variability in plant populations.  I'm 
somewhat unfamiliar with the word, but when "genetic variability
at the provenance level" is discussed, I take it to mean 
within-species, but between location-of-origin, variability such as
might be measured in a common garden experiment using plants grown 
from seeds collected at different geographical locations.  Am I 
correct?

Rod Pennington
USDA-ARS
Temple, TX
rodpenn at brcsun0.tamu.edu



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