Definition of self-pollination in English:

self-pollination

Line breaks: self-pollin¦ation
Pronunciation: /sɛlfpɒlɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun] Botany
  • The pollination of a flower by pollen from the same flower or from another flower on the same plant.
    More example sentences
    • As for calculation of the selfing rate, self-pollination was with pollen from other flowers of the same plant.
    • Geitonogamy can be due to self-pollination between flowers on the same branch, different flowering branches of the same plant, or different ramets of the same clonal genet.
    • Treatment B was conducted to examine autonomous self-pollination by enclosing intact flowers, before anthesis, in small plastic bags.

Derivatives

self-pollinated

adjective
More example sentences
  • However, in a separate study, we observed that the amount and elongation rate of self-pollinated pollen tubes in the styles did not differ from those that were cross-pollinated.
  • Ovules from self-pollinated carpels appear to degenerate early in development.
  • In contrast, self-pollination was conducted using pollen from dehisced staminate flowers on the same inflorescence or branch as the self-pollinated carpel.

self-pollinating

adjective
More example sentences
  • Preliminary observations on the plant breeding system were made by manually self-pollinating flowers.
  • They are seedless and self-pollinating, of uniform shape and length, and free of the bitterness which used to be a feature of cucumbers and accounts for the instruction in older recipes to debitter them.
  • Coffee plants are self-pollinating, so they fruit and set seed without the help of pollinating insects.

self-pollinator

noun
More example sentences
  • If you want to grow fruit, you'll need to plant two varieties, though, because blueberries are not self-pollinators.
  • Both peas and wheat are very strict self-pollinators, so their genomes should be uniform.

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