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The quality of pollen and cytoembryological signs of gametophytic apomixis in the populations of Chondrilla l. species the Lower Volga region

It is shown that the plants of the five investigated species (C. juncea, C. graminea, C. ca-nescens, C. brevirostris, C. latifolia) are characterized by a high degree of defectiveness of pollen (60–80%) and the presence of cytoembryological marker signs gametophytic atomixis. This indicates a high probability of their ability to seed reproduction by apomixis. It is established that the frequency of detection of these signs varies significantly among years and between-population level. It is revealed that C.