Harnessing apomictic reproduction in grasses: what we have learned from Paspalum.

@article{Ortiz2013HarnessingAR,
  title={Harnessing apomictic reproduction in grasses: what we have learned from Paspalum.},
  author={Juan Pablo Amelio Ortiz and Camilo Luis Quar{\'i}n and Silvina Claudia Pessino and Carlos Alberto Acu{\~n}a and Eric J. Mart{\'i}nez and F Espinoza and Diego Hern{\'a}n Hojsgaard and Maria Esperanza Sartor and Mar{\'i}a Eugenia C{\'a}ceres and Fulvio Pupilli},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2013},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={
          767-87
        }
}
BACKGROUND Apomixis is an alternative route of plant reproduction that produces individuals genetically identical to the mother plant through seeds. Apomixis is desirable in agriculture, because it guarantees the perpetuation of superior genotypes (i.e. heterotic hybrid seeds) by self-seeding without loss of hybrid vigour. The Paspalum genus, an archetypal model system for mining apomixis gene(s), is composed of about 370 species that have extremely diverse reproductive systems, including self… Expand
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