cytoplasmic male sterility


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cytoplasmic male sterility

[¦sīd·ə‚plaz·mik ¦māl stə′ril·əd·ē]
(botany)
The maternally inherited inability of a higher plant to produce viable pollen.
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III, 1993, "Thoughts on cytoplasmic male sterility in CMS-T maize," Plant Cell, 5, pp.
Microsporogenesis and the mechanism of cytoplasmic male sterility in maize.
The effect of x and z alleles on ultrastructure of anthers and the mechanism of cytoplasmic male sterility in sugar beet.

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