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- adj. Of or pertaining to apomixis
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- adj. (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
- adj. of or relating to a plant that reproduces by apomixis
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These forms, known as apomictic types, are on the verge of being perfected.
Most apomictic species are pseudogamous, meaning that pollen is necessary for fertilization of the central nucleus in order to develop endosperm.
But that meant the seeds stolen by the museum intruders included one set of corn kernels crossed with apomictic grasses from Novosibirsk, and then tobacco seeds from Brazil.
Had the professor successfully bred an economically viable apomictic maize plant?
He assumed that these were maize plants crossed with apomictic wild grass from Novosibirsk.
In addition, we have used SCAM to locate the apomictic genes on the relevant Tripsacum chromosome, using backcrossed chromosomes as indicators.
The F1 generation has proved to be vigorously apomictic.
DNA primers for use in assaying maize/Tripsacum hybrids for apomictic reproduction behavior are provided.
“In addition, she may have the DNA sequences from the backcrossed plants—the full kit that would allow her to apply for a patent claiming to have invented apomictic crops, and not just maize.”
Breeding crop plants resistant to such plagues would be much quicker, and cheaper, once the apomictic supergene has been identified.
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