Definition of self-fertility in English:

self-fertility

noun

Botany
  • See self-fertile

    • ‘Perhaps the mutation that results in self-fertility arrived as a seed dispersed into the eastern half of the population, and not enough time has passed for it to spread or be lost.’
    • ‘Despite the costs of inbreeding depression, self-fertility has evolved repeatedly in diverse taxa of flowering plants.’
    • ‘Plants also show great ranges in self-fertility from obligate outcrossing to complete selfing to apomixis (uniparental).’
    • ‘Several recent studies have found substantial variation in self-fertility among individuals, populations, and cultivars of certain plant species.’
    • ‘Apart from inbreeding depression, several ecological and environmental factors, e.g. pollen limitation and lower resource costs of selfing, may cause variation in the amount of self-fertility.’