apogamy


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par·the·no·gen·e·sis

(par'the-nō-jen'ĕ-sis),
A form of nonsexual reproduction, or agamogenesis, in which the female reproduces its kind without fecundation by the male.
[G. parthenos, virgin, + genesis, product]

apogamy

a form of asexual reproduction found in ferns where the GAMETOPHYTE, which is diploid, gives rise directly to the SPOROPHYTE.
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Apogamy is a very common phenomenon in the ferns (Dyer et al.
Thus, apogamy could be one of these prominent adaptive elements: it has been proved to be inherited and to give apogamous derivatives a wider range in nature (Morzenti 1969, Liu et al.
Sometimes, apogamy with formation of gametangia has been documented (Migliaro & Gabriel y Galan 2012), and has been said to be facultative/induced, i.
Together with hybridization and polyploidy, apogamy has a significant role in the evolutionary history of ferns.
Three Pteris species (Pteridacae, Pteridophyta) reproduce by apogamy.