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- 1. A naturally occurring subdivision of a species, with distinct morphological characters. 2. A defined strain of a crop plant, selected on the basis of phenotypic (sometimes genotypic) homogeneity.
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- Subdivision of a species for taxonomic classification. Used interchangeably with the term cultivar to denote a group of individuals that is distinct genetically from other groups of individuals in the species. An agricultural variety is a group of similar plants that by structural features and performance can be identified from other varieties within the same species.
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- cultivar, EDV, essential derivation of varieties, phytochemical, plant genetic resources, Roundup-ready\ä, Weed