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apomict

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Pronunciation: /ˈapəmɪkt
 
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Definition of apomict in English:

noun

Botany
A plant which reproduces by apomixis.
Example sentences
  • Gametophytic apomicts differ from sexually reproducing plants in that they produce unreduced embryo sacs.
  • 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.

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