|Consider the following statements.
|1. The development of seed without sexual fusion is called apomixis.
|2. Development of embryo from the egg cell without sexual fusion is called parthenogenesis.
|3. The development of embryo either from synergids or antipodal cell of the embryo sac is called apogamy.
|Which of the statements given above are correct?
A) 2 and 3
B) 1 and 2
C) 1 and 3
D) All of these
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Apomixis is an asexual type of reproduction, in which the plant embryos grow from egg cells without being fertilised by pollen, the male part of the plant. Parthenogenesis is a form of asexual reproduction, in which growth and development of embryos occur without fertilisation. In plants, parthenogenesis means development of an embryo from an unfertilised egg cell and is a component process of apomixis. The asexual development of a sporophyte from a cell or celts of the gametophyte other than the egg.
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