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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This last outcome, which is relative to a polymorphic accession of an autogamic species, shows that effective size is always kept at [N.sub.e(v)] = 2N, even when the germination rate is reduced to 80% in the original accession.
For high values of u (u = 0.9) and GC, [N.sub.e(v)] increases as s increases, that is, the more autogamic an accession becomes, the less effort is required for its regeneration because its [N.sub.e(v)] can be kept high (from Eq.
Note that for strictly autogamic species, female gametic control implies control over both types of gametes.