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self-fer·til·i·za·tion

(self'fer'til-i-zā'shŭn),
Fecundation of the ovules by the pollen of the same flower, or of the ova by the spermatozoa of the same animal in hermaphroditic forms; denoting an extreme type of inbreeding seen in certain plants and animal forms that produce both male and female gametes.

self-fertilization

(sĕlf′fûr′tl-ĭ-zā′shən)
n.
Fertilization by male gametes from the same individual, as by sperm from the same animal in hermaphroditic species or by pollen from the same plant.

self′-fer′til·ized′ (-īzd′) adj.
self′-fer′til·iz′ing adj.

self-fertilization

the fusion of male and female GAMETES from the same HERMAPHRODITE individual. Self-fertilization is fairly rare in animals (occurring, for example, in some snails and nematode worms) but is common in some plant groups. see SELF-POLLINATION. Compare CROSS-FERTILIZATION.
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How ecological and genetic factors interact to determine when self-fertilizing hermaphrodites of Rivulus marmoratus change into functionally secondary males, with a reappraisal of the modes of intersexuality among fishes.
Outcrossing in a natural population of a self-fertilizing hermaphroditic fish.
Predominantly self-fertilizing species should therefore display a lower level of inbreeding depression than predominantly outcrossing species.
Inbreeding depression in partially self-fertilizing Decodon verticillatus: population-genetic and experimental analysis.
Crude extracts were obtained from 10 randomly chosen seedlings from each accession of the species that were deemed self-fertilizing and 40 seedlings from each accession of the cross-fertilizing species (Zhang and Mosjidis, 1995; Rosa and Jouve, 1992).
sativa are predominantly self-fertilizing. This is in agreement with the results of controlled-pollination experiments in the field obtained by Zhang and Mosjidis (1995).
There was no difference in the rate of egg production for self-fertilizing slugs versus paired slugs (Fig.
A polyploid that is self-fertilizing is more likely to spread in a diploid population because most matings will result in fertile polyploid offspring; outcrossing polyploids are more likely to produce inviable or sterile triploid offspring from 2x-4x matings.
Gametic disequilibrium in the self-fertilizing slug Deroceras laeve.
Inbreeding depression studies on highly self-fertilizing species from a wide range of taxa are only recently becoming available, presumably because they are difficult to pollinate experimentally.
Pollen discounting (Holsinger et al., 1984) and a higher probability of pollination in self-fertilizing than in outcrossing plants ("reproductive assurance"; Baker, 1955; Jain, 1976; Lloyd, 1979) are two factors that can modify the threshold value.
Populations in the lab and in nature consist of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites and rare males.