Are Pollination And Fertilization Necessary In Apotnixis Give Reasons

Are pollination and fertilization necessary in apotnixis ? Give reasons.


No, they are not necessary. Apomixis is actually an alternative to sexual reproduction although the female sexual apparatus is used in the process. In apomicts, embryos can develop directly from the nucellus or synergid or egg. Therefore, there is no need for either pollination or fertilisation.