Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The fertilization of plants and some invertebrate animals by their own pollen or sperm rather than that of another individual.
- ‘If so, is it autogamous (capable of self-fertilization in the absence of pollinators)?’
- ‘Gametophytic self-incompatibility is a widespread mechanism in flowering plants that prevents self-fertilization and promotes out-crossing.’
- ‘Because self-incompatibility operates after pollination, it reduces geitonogamous self-fertilization but not geitonogamous pollination.’
- ‘Together, the three modes of geitonogamy make a much larger contribution to self-fertilization than autogamy.’
- ‘Consequently, the genetic structure of this species is likely to be shaped by rare outcrossing events among colonists, followed by generations of self-fertilization to produce recombinant inbred lineages.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.