Apomixis in agriculture: the quest for clonal seeds

  title={Apomixis in agriculture: the quest for clonal seeds},
  author={Charles Spillane and Andrea Steimer and Ueli Grossniklaus},
  journal={Sexual Plant Reproduction},
Apomixis, or asexual reproduction through seeds, is a natural trait that could have an immense positive impact on crop production. Apomictic breeding strategies could allow the fixation and indefinite propagation of any desired genotype, however complex. Apomicts display a wide variety of developmental mechanisms, which can be viewed as a short-circuiting of sexual development. Gametophytic and sporophytic apomixis are distinguished by the developmental origin of apomictically derived embryos… CONTINUE READING


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