apomict


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ap·o·mict

 (ăp′ə-mĭkt′)
n.
A plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis.

[Back-formation from apomictic, produced by apomixis : apo- + Greek miktos, mixed (from meignunai, mig-, to mix; see apomixis).]

ap′o·mic′tic adj.
ap′o·mic′tic·al·ly adv.

apomict

(ˈæpəˌmɪkt)
n
(Biology) an organism, esp a plant, produced by apomixis

ap•o•mict

(ˈæp ə mɪkt)

n.
an organism produced by apomixis.
[1935]
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Noun1.apomict - a plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixisapomict - a plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
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Genetic diversity revealed in the apomict fruit species Garcinia mangostana L.
Clonal diversity in Taraxacum officinale (Compositae), an apomict.
Another, Nothoscordum inodorum, 2n = 19 (13 M + 6 T), which provides evidence for the homology of metacentric arms with t chromosomes, is an apomict once considered a diploid (Levan & Emsweller, 1938); it probably combines three 3 M + 2 t genomes with one of 4 M (Nunez et al, 1974).
This triploid (2n = 27) apomict was introduced as an ornamental into Hawaii early in this century and has spread rapidly in arid zones on several islands (Degener 1940, Wagner et al.
WW1842 (Dewald and Kindiger, 1994), a tetraploid apomict, was thought to possess either a (gsf/gsf/GSF/GSF) or (gsf/GSF/GSF/ GSF) genotype.
Cytological observations revealed that the female gametophyte development in the ovule is such that the plant has the potential of reproducing as a facultative apomict with the level of sexuality depending on environmental conditions under which the plant is grown.
The common weedy dandelion in North America is a triploid apomict and is broadly classified as T.
Showcase is a facultative apomict with approximately 95% of its progeny appearing genetically identical to the maternal parent.
Common dallisgrass is an obligate apomict with 50 chromosomes that associate as 20 bivalents and 10 univalents during metaphase I of meiosis (Bashaw and Forbes, 1958; Bashaw and Holt, 1958).
Consequently, all cells, including the egg cell, in the mature female gametophyte of an apomict have an unreduced chromosome number (2n).