apomixis


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apomixis

(ăp′ə-mĭk′sĭs)
n.
The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization, especially in plants.

apomixis

the development of an embryo in plants without FERTILIZATION or MEIOSIS. This method of pseudosexual reproduction is regularly used in plants such as garlic and the citruses. Similar processes occur in animals, where the term used is PARTHENOGENESIS. See also APOSPORY, APOGAMY and AGAMOSPERMY.
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Apomixis is an asexual reproduction process forming the embryo without fusion of sperm cell and egg cells.
The new discovery gets to the same result as apomixis, although by a different route, Chan said.
Barring apomixis, the only explanation is that I accidentally disrupted an anther sac in the process of removing a stamen from the flower.
Tropical, luego de vencer las dificultades de poliploidia y apomixis inherentes al genero Brachiaria, ha generado uno de los primeros hibridos, la accesion CIAT 36061 B.
Inheritance studies indicated a single-locus model of genetic control of apomixis in the signalgrass-palisadegrass-ruzigrass agamic complex (Ndikumana, 1985; Valle et al.
The eight commonly used types of asexual propagation are apomixis, cuttings, grafting, budding, layering, separation, division, and tissue culture.
Through so-called "terminator technology," biotech corporations such as Monsanto, Dupont, and Novartis have transferred the apomixis gene, inducing the trait of asexual reproduction, into agricultural plants.
Uno de los estudios que mas revuelo causaron fue el difundido en la edicion de marzo de 2000 de la prestigiada revista britanica Nature: el regiomontano Jean Phillippe Vielle Calzada, uno de los autores del articulo, desentrano un fenomeno ya conocido pero hasta entonces no bien comprendido: la apomixis, una suerte de "embarazo magico" que sufren alrededor de 300 especies vegetales y que permite a las platas hembras formar semillas (denominadas apomicticas) fertiles sin la intervencion del polen dc un macho.
has international pioneer patents for its ApoSync technology, which confers, stabilizes and controls apomixis (natural cloning of hybrid plants through their own seed).