Apomixis technology development—virgin births in farmers' fields?

@article{Spillane2004ApomixisTD,
  title={Apomixis technology development—virgin births in farmers' fields?},
  author={C. Spillane and M. Curtis and U. Grossniklaus},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={687-691}
}
Apomixis is the process of asexual reproduction through seed, in the absence of meiosis and fertilization, generating clonal progeny of maternal origin. Major benefits to agriculture could result from harnessing apomixis in crop plants. Although >400 apomictic plant species are known, apomixis is rare among crop plants, and the transfer of apomixis to crop varieties by conventional breeding has been largely unsuccessful. Because apomictic and sexual pathways are closely related, de novo… Expand
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