the synthesis of a bud instead of a fertilized ovule or ooumlspore
- (botany) improvement an embryo without fertilization; especially the development in some ferns of a sporophyte through the gametophyte without fertilization
- the forming of a bud instead of a fertilized ovule or oospore.
(n.) The synthesis of a bud as opposed to a fertilized ovule or oospore.
The phenomena of apogamy and apospory which have now been observed in a number of Ferns, may be mentioned here.