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bud mutation

a variation produced by a genetic alteration in the bud such that the seeds produced by the resulting growth perpetuate the change in succeeding generations. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • No cherry cultivated for its fruit is reported to have come from a sport or a bud-mutation.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick

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