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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.

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  • Most apomictic species are pseudogamous, meaning that pollen is necessary for fertilization of the central nucleus in order to develop endosperm.

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  • 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.

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  • Had the professor successfully bred an economically viable apomictic maize plant?

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  • He assumed that these were maize plants crossed with apomictic wild grass from Novosibirsk.

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  • In addition, we have used SCAM to locate the apomictic genes on the relevant Tripsacum chromosome, using backcrossed chromosomes as indicators.

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  • The F1 generation has proved to be vigorously apomictic.

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  • DNA primers for use in assaying maize/Tripsacum hybrids for apomictic reproduction behavior are provided.

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  • “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.”

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  • Breeding crop plants resistant to such plagues would be much quicker, and cheaper, once the apomictic supergene has been identified.

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