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Variant

In connection with grape variety, see under Variety.

This term often causes confusion, as it is used differently and often incorrectly in the relevant literature. According to the "Duden" a variety (lat. Varietas, engl. variety or variation, sometimes also race) is a slightly different form of a species (lat. species) within a biological system. In the "Roche Lexicon of Medicine", a variety is a subspecies of the subspecies, which was also called type in the past. A variant (variation, variation, variety) means a deviation from the comparative or standard type or norm (slightly modified form of something). However, this term is not used in connection with the botanical order. In...

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