Q. 11

State what is apo

Answer :

Apomixis is a form of asexual reproduction that mimics sexual reproduction.

A few flowering plants like Asteraceae and grasses have evolved this mechanism to produce seeds without fertilization.

It can be used commercially in the following ways –

• Hybrid varieties of seeds can be produced in much lesser time.

• It prevents loss of characteristics in hybrid varieties.

• It is a cost-effective way of producing seeds.

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