What is apomixis and what is its importance?

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  171

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The asexual reproduction process of apomixis results in seeds without fertilization, such as in certain species of Asteraceae and Grasses. The hybrid seed industry relies on this method. Increasing productivity is the leading reason for cultivating hybrids. However, the main problem is the need to grow hybrid seeds annually since seeds from hybrid plants do not preserve hybrid characteristics for long periods because of the segregation of characters. By introducing apomixis into hybrid seeds, this can be avoided. As a result, scientists are seeking genes associated with apomixis.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago

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