Definition of xenogamy in English:

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xenogamy

Pronunciation: /zəˈnäɡəmē/

noun

Botany
Fertilization of a flower by pollen from a flower on a genetically different plant. Compare with geitonogamy.
Example sentences
  • Likewise, there was no difference between the xenogamy treatment and corresponding controls.
  • There are no available data on the breeding system of C. longii to gauge the predominance of autogamy or xenogamy, or seed production due to apomixis.
  • Both species use a mixed breeding system, consisting of xenogamy, geitonogamy, and autogamy; agamospermy is unimportant.

Derivatives

xenogamous

Pronunciation: /-məs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This species is xenogamous and self-compatible.
  • Based upon similarities with other Lobelia species such as L. cardinalis and L. siphilitica it can be predicted that L. spicata is a xenogamous species.
  • The value of inbreeding depression, measured at the level of seed set as a result of autogamous crosses with respect to xenogamous crosses, was 0 • 019.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: xe·nog·a·my

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