Apomixis results from the production of an embryo that bypasses the usual processes of meiosis and fertilization. The genotype of the embryo and resulting plant will be the same as the seed parent. Seed production is asexual!
There are several different patterns for apomixis. The one illustrated to the right is called adventitious embryony and is common in Citrus.
Apomixis is significant in horticulture because the seedling plants have the same genotype.
Citrus is a noted example of apomixis. The most important use of apomictic seedlings is for rootstocks because of their vigor, lack of viruses, and uniformity.
Multiple apomictic seedlings from a single seed in Citrus.