Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol : 8 - Issue : 3 ; 553-558 Yogesh Chandra Patel, *Rahul Kumar and **Ankit Singh Department of Horticulture, Government Degree College, Jakhani, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India *Division of Vegetable Sciences, **Division of Fruits and Horticulture Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012, India Abstract Apomixis is a mechanism of seed formation without fertilization. It is a complex process but the genes controlling apomictic reproduction are being identified. Apomixis is an area of research that is extremely significant for the crop breeding in future. Transfer of apomixis to crop species through wide crosses has not been successful so far, but with recent advances in our knowledge of cellular and molecular biology and establishment of transgenic technology, now it is possible to engineer apomixes into crop species. Apomixis may confer high degree of uniformity to the crop plants; fix the heterosis in the progeny of hybrids and it will make hybrid production possible in all crop plants. In clonal crops like potato, cassava etc. it will eliminate expensive and cumbersome tissue culture methods for production of disease free planting materials. If apomixis is expressed in an inducible manner, it is about to change the face of crop breeding.