Genome size variation among common dandelion accessions informs their mode of reproduction and suggests the absence of sexual diploids in North America


Apomixis is the ability of plants to produce asexual seeds, which are clones of the mother plant. The phenomenon of apomixis is tightly linked to ploidy, where diploids lack apomixis and reproduce sexually, while higher ploidy levels can exhibit apomixis. Taraxacum F.H.Wigg. species (dandelions) commonly exhibit apomixis; however, only limited studies have… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00606-017-1402-2


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