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variegation The occurrence of differently coloured patches, spots, or streaks in plant leaves, petals, or other parts, due to absence of pigment or different combinations of pigment in the affected area of the part. Variegation may be brought about by infection, for example tobacco mosaic virus infection, or by genetic differences between the cells of the variegated part.

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variegation

variegation The phenomenon in some plants in which patches of two or more different colours occur on the leaves or flowers; variegation may be an inherited characteristic, often originally a sport, or may be due to virus infection.

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variegation

variegation The phenomenon in some plants in which patches of 2 or more different colours occur on the leaves or flowers; variegation may be an inherited characteristic or may be due to virus infection.

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