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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.


(ˌæpəˈmɪktɪk) or


produced by, or relating to, apomixis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apomictic - of or relating to a plant that reproduces by apomixisapomictic - of or relating to a plant that reproduces by apomixis
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.apomictic - (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproductionapomictic - (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction
asexual, nonsexual - not having or involving sex; "an asexual spore"; "asexual reproduction"
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maximum has the objective of selecting apomictic genotypes for release either from the variability introduced or generated by crosses and thus contribute to pasture diversification in Brazil.
Apomictic, polyphagous root-knot nematodes: exceptionally successful and damaging bio-trophic root pathogens.
Apomictic polyphagous root knot nematodes: exceptionally successful and damaging biotrophic root pathogens.
Apomictic plants reproduce asexually through seeds by avoiding both meiosis and fertilization.
Selection of reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR expression studies in the apomictic and sexual grass Brachiaria brizantha.
The following are examples of models of asexual reproduction: Rooting Cutting; Apomictic Seeds; Division; Layering; Runners; Tissue Culture; Grafting and Budding; Bulbs; Slips; Rhizomes; Corms; and Nucellar Embryos.
It is estimated that approximately 85% of the areas planted to pasture in Brazil use Brachiaria cultivars (MACEDO, 2006), among which those of greatest importance are the apomictic and generally polyploid B.
Deciphering the origins of apomictic polyploids in the Cheilanthes yavapensis complex (Pteridaceae).
Due to its genetic characteristics -hybrid origin and apomictic behaviour-measures for its conservation should be considered at the landscape or regional scale.
The winged, wind dispersed seed of Phaedranassa would facilitate dispersal of apomictic seed away from the maternal plant.