autogamy


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autogamy

[′ȯd·ō‚gam·ē]
(biology)
A process of self-fertilization that results in homozygosis; occurs in some flowering plants, fungi, and protozoans.
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season advances, self-incompatibility may give way to autogamy in some
fosters the adoption of autogamy (Levin, 1972) and that as population
2000b), autogamy perhaps provides an alternative to the presumed entomophilous pollination system of colonizers.
It is important to realize that reproductive barriers can act on every level between complete and weak isolation and that the entire range between autogamy and allogamy can be found.