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n. Botany
The development of an embryo without the occurrence of fertilization.

ap′o·gam′ic (ăp′ə-găm′ĭk), a·pog′a·mous adj.


(Botany) a type of reproduction, occurring in some ferns, in which the sporophyte develops from the gametophyte without fusion of gametes
apogamic adj
aˈpogamous adj


(əˈpɒg ə mi)

1. the asexual development of a sporophyte from a cell or cells of the gametophyte other than the egg.
a•pog′a•mous, adj.
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Noun1.apogamy - (botany) development of an embryo without fertilization; especially the development in some ferns of a sporophyte from the gametophyte without fertilization
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
apomixis - any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization
References in periodicals archive ?
Three Pteris species (Pteridaceae, Pteridophyta) reproduce by apogamy.
Apogamy and apospory demonstrated that gametophytes could transform into sporophytes, and vice versa, without the intervention of specific cells (eggs or spores).
Key words: Apogamy, Dryopteris, Dryopteridaceae, gametophytes, Mexico, morphogenesis, prothallus, pteridophyta.
A study of seed development in three species of Erigeron with special reference to apogamy.