Homogamy


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homogamy

[hə′mäg·ə·mē]
(biology)
Inbreeding due to isolation.
(botany)
Condition of having all flowers alike.

Homogamy

 

(1) The simultaneous maturation of the stigma and anthers in a bisexual flower, which makes self-fertilization possible.

(2) An antiquated genetic term (suggested by the English biologist K. Pearson in 1903) indicating selection of similar pairs for crossing.

(3) Transmission by male and female individuals of the same combinations of genes.

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