male sterility


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male sterility

[māl stə′ril·əd·ē]
(physiology)
The condition in which male gametes are absent, deficient in number, or nonfunctional.
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Study of heterosis and combining ability by utilizing cytoplasmic genetic male sterility and fertility restoration system in rice.
The use of engineered male sterility would be especially useful to eliminate pollen allergens and to produce environmentally friendly transgenic plants carrying new traits by preventing gene flow between the genetically modified ornamentals and related plant species," they added.
In contrast to our study, male sterility following damage to the male copulatory organ has been demonstrated in several spider species.
The genetic basis of the cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Italian Red is simple: a sterility inducing cytoplasm (S) and a nuclear restorer locus with two alleles, Ms and ms.
Then you take the domestication work in California, where the NORCAL Wild Rice Company has patented "cytoplasmic male sterility.
Crops engineered with "suicide" genes for male sterility, promoted as a means of preventing the spread of transgenes, actually spread both male sterility and herbicide tolerance traits via pollen.
The professor said: "I intend to use it only in cases of total male sterility.
He said: "Cloning may be considered as the last frontier to overcome male sterility and give the possibility to infertile males to pass on their genetic pattern.
Typically, cytoplasmic male sterility in hybrids has been corrected using Rf (restoration of fertility) genes.
Instead of the novel's concern with female sexuality, here it's the anxiety of male sterility (Joe and Nina want a child but he can't deliver the goods) and the lengths to which fatherhood may be taken, welded to the growing awareness that medical science is falling behind in the fight against new strains of disease as they become resistant to antibiotics.