Technology offer : Induction of apomixis in cultivated plants with sexual reproduction

Technology's description

Apomixis is a kind of asexual reproduction by seed, existing for numerous angiosperms, but not for the principal crops such as corn, rice or wheat.

This technology allows to regulate the reproductive development in cultivated plants, particularly plants with partial or total reproduction by gametophytic apomixis .

The use of controled apomixis for cultivated varieties open opportunities for various applications:

  • clonal propagation by seed of unstable genotyp
  • control of pollen contaminations
  • new methods for varietal improvement
  • commercial production of hybrid seeds


  • Genetic stability of hybrid seeds
  • Diminution of production costs for hybrid seeds
  • Time saving in variety selection programs
  • Disparition of contamination risk by pollen
Ref : OT-00049

Area of activity : AGRONOMY

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Industrial applications

  • Seeds production, Varietal improvement

Intellectual property

  • Patented technology

Technology transfer

  • Co-development with licensing agreement
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Jean-François BIELA
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