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agamospermy

Saltos de línea: agamo|spermy
Pronunciación: /ˈaɡəmə(ʊ)ˌspəːmi
 
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Definición de agamospermy en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Botany
Asexual reproduction in which seeds are produced from unfertilized ovules.
Example sentences
  • Asexual seed production, agamospermy, occurs in >40 flowering plant families but is most prevalent in the grasses, Asteraceae, and Rosaceae.
  • Seeds are not produced without fertilization (absence of agamospermy).
  • None of these species set seed through agamospermy or autonomous self-pollination; therefore they depend entirely on pollinating agents for their reproduction.

Origen

1930s: from Greek agamos 'unmarried' + sperma 'seed'.

Derivados

agamospermous

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Plants of A. laevigata at Scott's Grove are not agamospermous; seeds are sexually produced.
  • Even though six species show a certain degree of self-compatibility, four of them present a form of late-acting self-incompatibility, and the individual of B. pubipetala is agamospermous.
  • Arabis laevigata is capable of both self- and cross-fertilization and is not agamospermous.

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