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During apomixis does the normal fertilization (egg cell + male nucleus 1) take place or just the fusion of two synergid nuclei?

During apomixis does the normal fertilization (egg cell + male nucleus 1)  take place or just the fusion of two synergid nuclei?

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Raheema Javed
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7 years ago
Apomixis is a modified form of asexual reproduction in which seeds are formed without fusion of gametes.
It includes the process whereby a diploid cell of the nucellus develops into an embryo, giving a diploid seed with genetic constitution identical to the parent.

Apomixis is usually associated with polyploidy. The organism that can reproduce by apomixis is called an apomiet. Examples- Dandelions, citrus and certain grasses.

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