autogamy

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au·tog·a·my

(aw-tog'ă-mē),
A form of self-fertilization in which fission of the cell nucleus occurs without division of the cell, the two pronuclei so formed reuniting to form the synkaryon; in other cases, the cell body also divides, but the two daughter cells immediately conjugate.
Synonym(s): automixis
[auto- + G. gamos, marriage]

autogamy

/au·tog·a·my/ (aw-tog´ah-me)
1. self-fertilization; fertilization by union of two chromatin masses derived from the same primary nucleus within a cell.
2. reproduction in which the two gametes are derived from division of a single mother cell.

autogamy

(ô-tŏg′ə-mē)
n.
Self-fertilization, especially:
a. Fertilization of a flower by its own pollen.
b. The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.

au′to·gam′ic (ô′tō-găm′ĭk), au·tog′a·mous adj.

au·tog·a·my

(aw-tog'ă-mē)
A form of self-fertilization in which fission of the cell nucleus occurs without division of the cell, the two pronuclei so formed reuniting to form the synkaryon; in other cases, the cell body also divides, but the two daughter cells immediately conjugate.
[auto- + G. gamos, marriage]

autogamy

Self-fertilization. This can occur by the fusion of two split nuclei.

autogamy

  1. the process by which the two parts of a divided cell nucleus reunite, as in some protozoans.
  2. self-fertilization in plants.
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