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The invention provides for a gene(fragment) capable of converting diplospory to a plant.


Diplospory refers to the derivation of an unreduced, non-recombined embryo sac from the megaspore mother cell by mitotic division or aborted meiotic events. The present invention provides a way to induce diplospory to a plant as part of apomixis.


Apomixis is of great interest in agriculture because it has the power to fix a favorable genotype, regardless of its genetic complexity, and allows the production of organisms that can breed true in one step.


Click on the link for an overview of the patent family in the European Patent Register: WO2017/039452

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