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Definition of apomixis

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Definition as written by Terry:

The naturally occurring ability of some plant species to reproduce asexually through seeds, meaning the embryos develop without a male gamete. This ensures the seeds will produce plants identical to the mother plant. Two commonly-found examples of apomitic plants are Kentucky bluegrass and blackberries.

See also asexual reproduction

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