In Arabidopsis, mutations in the genes FIE, FIS2 or MEDEA disrupt the normal dependence of seed development on fertilization. The products of these genes are similar to Polycomb group proteins, suggesting possible mechanisms for determining whether seeds can be produced sexually or asexually.
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