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The diversification or alteration of a phenotype produced by a change in the genotype during somatic development.
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variegationcolour variation in different parts of the leaves or flowers of a plant. It can occur genetically, for example by a somatic mutation affecting PLASTIDS, or through disease, particularly virus infection.
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Patchy variation in color.
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