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A plant that reproduces by apomixis.
- ‘Because of its mode of reproduction and unusually large nuclear genome, it is speculated that its success as a weed could be attributed, in part, to its behaviour as an autopolyploid apomict.’
- ‘Progeny tests employing molecular markers allow the identification of individuals originated by sexual means among the offspring of a facultative apomict.’
- ‘Gametophytic apomicts differ from sexually reproducing plants in that they produce unreduced embryo sacs.’
- ‘Unfortunately, no cultivated crop displays a sufficient degree of apomixis for practical application, and only a few crop plants have wild relatives that are near-obligate apomicts.’
- ‘Using two highly variable microsatellites (heterozygosity H = 0.615-0.616), we show that this species is an apomict with rare sexual reproduction events that account for 0.5% of seeds pollinated in the wild.’
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