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Fig. 279 Self-incompatibility . The process depicted results in the progeny being S 1 /S3 and S2 /S3.

self-pollination

the transfer of pollen from the stamen of a flower either to the stigma of the same flower or to another flower on the same plant. Since self-pollination leads to self-fertilization which is a form of inbreeding, many plants have developed mechanisms to prevent its occurrence. For example, plants can be DIOECIOUS, show SELF-INCOMPATIBILITY, and have differential maturation times of male and female floral organs on the same plants (for example, see ARUM LILY). Compare CROSS-POLLINATION.
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In 1993, Ledhetter started his work to breed a desirable self-pollinating almond.
Based on our data, Tainung 01 cultivar can be classified as facultative self-pollinated as well as facultative cross pollinated, while Golden cultivar is classified as facultative self-pollinating. According to Allard (1960), varieties within the same species can show great differences in the proportions of natural crosses and the crossing rate for each variety can also be highly influenced by changes in the environment.
They both have annual seed cycles with self-pollinating flowers that rarely cross-pollinate.
To generate variation in self-pollinated plants, the plants must be hybridized by manipulating normally self-pollinating plant flowers to avoid self-fertilization.
Over time, the breeding of tomatoes developed shorter flower styles, when in California in 1965 the fully self-pollinating plant was developed, featuring a full enclosure of the pistil by the anthers - an assurance of self-pollination.
They are self-pollinating so you can grow single trees, but, as they blossom before many insects appear, it's wise to hand pollinate them as well.
Using molecular markers, genetic shifts in populations of self-pollinating red beet (Beta vulgaris L.) were detected using RAPD markers (Eagen and Goldman, 1996) and in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) using RFLP markers (Enjalbert et al., 1999), but not in a multisite composite population of blue grama [Bouteloua gracilis (Willd.
He and his coworkers dismissed that conclusion by isolating the self-pollinating plants.
Since the plant is an obligate self-pollinating plant, one can avoid spreading of genetically engineered plants to the environment.
We can't even get the "self-pollinating" cherry tree to flower, let alone produce fruit.
The species is thought to be self-pollinating throughout its Tasmanian range because some flowers do not fully open.
When an exact duplicate of a plant is desired, especially if it is not self-pollinating, asexual propagation methods must be used.