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Self-fertilization, especially the self pollination of a flower.Compare with allogamy
- ‘Recipients were cells from young clones only four to six fissions after the last autogamy.’
- ‘Both species use a mixed breeding system, consisting of xenogamy, geitonogamy, and autogamy.’
- ‘Together, the three modes of geitonogamy make a much larger contribution to self-fertilization than autogamy.’
- ‘Recently several populations and species of Antirrhinum were characterized for their percentage of autogamy and self-fertility, and large variation was observed.’
- ‘Changes in floral morphology are normally required to promote either autogamy or allogamy.’
- ‘In both years seed set was significantly lower in the autonomous autogamy treatment than in the corresponding controls.’
- ‘In this study, I use floral manipulations in conjunction with marker gene analysis to estimate the relative contributions of autogamy and geitonogamy to self fertilization.’
Late 19th century: from auto- ‘self’ + Greek -gamia (from gamos marriage).
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