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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.
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Adj.1.apogamic - of or relating to the development of an embryo in the absence of fertilization
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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G, number of gametophytes; G c/g, number of gametophytes with gametangia (antheridia and archegonia); G s/g, number of gametophytes without gametangia; E, number of sporophytes; EA, number of apogamic sporophytes.
Therefore, the aim of this study is to contribute to the knowledge of the AMF-host association by describing the morphology of a Glomus-like fungus-host interaction in chlorophyllous gametophytes and young apogamic sporophytes of Dryopteris muenchii A.
The number of the sporophytes includes those sporophytes that are still united with gametophytes, those with sexual origin and the apogamic. The sporophytes of 300 days are bigger than 20 cm.