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A genomics approach to study apomixis using Eragrostis curvula as a model species. Components of Apomixis Workshop
Conferencia; Plant and Animal Conference; 2018
Apomixis is defined as asexual reproduction by seeds, avoiding meiotic reduction and fertilization, being generally present in polyploid plant species. Eragrostis curvula is a perennial grass native to Southern Africa. This species can be taken as a model for the discovery of genes that govern pseudogamous diplosporic apomixis since its polyploid cytotypes (4x to 8x) may undergo sexual reproduction, facultative apomixis, or obligate apomixis whereas diploids are always sexual.