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Apospory in Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

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Science  16 Oct 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3955, pp. 338-339
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3955.338

Abstract

A line of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench was discovered to reproduce by apospory, a type of apomixis. The formation of an embryo by a nucellar cell without fertilization was establshed by cytological observations of ovaries and by progeny tests.