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Xian

In China, a political subdivision approximately equivalent to a county.
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It shared space with movies made by both Hollywood and independent production companies, such as the Tommy Lee Jones film "Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," the Chinese drama "Three Times" by director Hou Hsian Hsien), "A History of Violence" by Canadian director David Cronenberg and "Broken Flowers" by American director Jim Jarmusch.
Although higher frequencies of sexual reproduction can apparently lead to increased genetic diversity among clones (Ellstrand and Roose 1987, Nybom and Schaal 1990), in practice it is difficult to distinguish somatic mutation events at marker loci from sexual reproduction events (e.g., Hsian and Rieseberg 1994).