'Strain' is a subset of 'variety' which is a subset of 'species.'
"Sour Diesel" is not a strain but a variety. If Joe and Bill each grow out some Sour Diesel, and keep growing it out over time, due to their choosing of different plants and genetic variation, they will eventually be growing two different strains of the same variety.
This is good stuff, I am intrigued by the genetic terminology, does anyone know where we can see diagrams of the family trees of things like IBL, bx2, f3, outcrosses and things like that? Definitions are nice, but I find diagrams to be easier to comprehend.
Oh yeah, what's FIM. Is it just topping, or is it more involved than that?
Originally Posted by Unofficial Glossary for New Growers:
"FIM or fimmed - Stands for 'Fuck, I missed'. Refers to attempting to cut the growth shoot of a plant so that it grows into multiple branches instead of one. The phrase comes from how easy it is to miss the tiny growth shoot."
Inbred Backcross Lines (IBLs) in plant molecular biology are lines (i.e. populations) of plants derived from the repeated backcrossing of a recombinant line with the wild type, operating some kind of selection that can be phenotypical or through a molecular marker (for the production of introgression lines).
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I don't see how this is advanced in any way, these are mostly terms that apply to any plant and don't describe a thing. An auxin for example is what causes the stem to bend towards sun etc, and much more, but the definition above tells me nada..
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Auxins come in handy during an LST. When you bend the plant over to the point that the top is below the first set of leaves, the plant re-concentrates the auxins to the higher sitting branches allowing them to grow larger than had they not been bent. Got that quick bit from the LST walk-through someone did on here a long time ago. Sorry to see you took off JC.