One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Self-pollinate; self-fertilize.‘the flowers never open and pollination is normally by selfing’
- ‘Although not in a significant proportion, seeds produced by selfing often show a bimodal weight distribution, with about one-quarter of seeds lighter than others (data not shown).’
- ‘Inflorescences of flowering plants were selfed and isolated with bags.’
- ‘Flowers of all species under study were selfed to determine the time taken by pollen tubes to reach the ovules.’
- ‘Accessions generally consist of seed multiplied by selfing a single initial wild-collected individual.’
- 1.1usually as adjective selfedGenetics Cause (an animal or plant) to breed with or fertilize one of the same hybrid origin or strain.‘progeny were derived from selfed crosses’
- ‘These 648 plants, representing selfed progenies of irradiated maize chromosome 9 monosomic addition line plants, were screened for the presence or absence of maize DNA.’
- ‘The hybrid plants, used as the female parents, were back-crossed with H. polyrhizus and S. megalanthus, crossed with the diploid H. undatus, or selfed.’
- ‘In order to study the inheritance of cytomixis, the cytomictic plants were selfed and crossed as both male and female parents with one of the five control plants under controlled conditions.’
- ‘A resulting triple-heterozygous resistant-susceptible plant, i.e., a heterozygous plant at the three resistance loci, was isolated and selfed to produce the 27 expected genotypes described in Table 1.’
- ‘From each of the heterozygotes for nonlethal chromosomes, 40 selfed progeny were obtained.’
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