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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.
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(ˌæpəˈmɪktɪk) or


produced by, or relating to, apomixis
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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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Some Malus species are apomictic and allow vegetative propagation via seeds, which was an advantage because oftheir genetic uniformity, but there was the occurrence of incompatibility with the commercial apple tree.
(2011), to demonstrate the apomictic and sexual reproduction, polen and seed dispersion of the tree species Aspidosperma polyneuron.
Though these species exhibited good performance, it is difficult to conduct a Brachiaria breeding with a traditional hybridization approach because almost all species are predominantly facultative apomictic polyploids [2].
van Gurp, "Transgenerational effects of stress exposure on offspring phenotypes in apomictic dandelion," PLoS ONE, vol.
Nybom, "RAPD analysis of interspecific relationships in presumably apomictic Cotoneaster species," Euphytica, vol.
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.
A similar fact has been reported to the apomictic species Coccoloba cereifera Schwacke (Polygonaceae), which is endemic to the rocky outcrops of Serra do Cipo, southeastern Brazil (Silva et al., 2008).
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.
In the end of the first growth season, the plants undergo sexual reproduction cycle producing approximately 8400 seeds/[m.sup.2] [20] and reproduction becomes majorly apomictic in later periods of the life cycle.
Apomictic plants reproduce asexually through seeds by avoiding both meiosis and fertilization.