Definition of autogamous in English:



  • See autogamy

    • ‘Like tomato and pepper, eggplant is an autogamous diploid with 12 chromosomes.’
    • ‘I estimated the amount of autogamous pollination by comparing the stigmatic pollen loads of intact and emasculated flowers.’
    • ‘The success of hybrid maize has produced interest in developing hybrids in autogamous crops.’
    • ‘Wild barley is a predominantly autogamous annual grass.’
    • ‘Unlike maize, rice is predominantly autogamous and, hence, gene flow is restricted.’
    • ‘Consequently, an increase in autogamous self-pollination may be achieved with little reduction of outcrossed male fitness.’