Apogamy | definition of apogamy by Medical dictionary
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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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Efficient induction of apospory and apogamy
in vitro in silver fern (Pityrogramma calomelanos L.
Some Cheilanthes species circumvent this need for water through apogamy
(Hevly, 1963; Steil, 1933; Whittier, 1965).
Their preliminary results led us to hypothesize that apogamy
may have been induced by ethylene production during in vitro culture (Elmore and Whittier, Can.
A cytotaxonomic study of Hainan (S China) pteridophytes with notes on polypoidy and apogamy
of Chinese species.
New cases of apogamy
in certain homosporous leptosporangiate ferns.
IAA- induced apogamy
in Platycerium coronarium (Koenig) Desv.
China) pteridophytes, with notes on polyploidy and apogamy
of Chinese species, Pp.