Apomixis is a form of asexual reproduction in which seeds are produced without fertilisation. 
Significance of Apomixis: The Parental characters are retained in the offspring as there is no meiosis(no segregation of characters) 
Commercial applications of apomixis are: (write any two points) 
(i) By apomixis, hybrid varieties of seeds can be produced, which will provide higher and better yield.
(ii) It prevents the loss of specific characteristics in the hybrid plants.
(iii) This method is a cost-effective method of producing seeds.