Apomixis meaning

ăpə-mĭksĭs
The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization, especially in plants.
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Asexual reproduction of plants; esp., the formation of seed from the tissues of the maternal parent.
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The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization, especially in plants.
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The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization. Parthenogenesis is one form of apomixis. In plants, another form of apomixis also occurs, in which the embryo develops from the somatic cells of the ovule surrounding the embryo sac, not from the egg cell within the embryo sac itself. Such embryos are clones of the parent plant, and valuable cultivars of plants such as the fig are propagated using seeds produced through this kind of apomixis.
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(botany) Plant reproduction without fertilization.
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(botany) Plant reproduction without fertilization, meiosis, or the production of gametes.
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(zoology) Animal reproduction in which the egg cell did not undergo meiosis or fertilization.
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Origin of apomixis

  • apo– Greek mixis a mingling (from meignunai mig- to mingle meik- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition