Definition of male sterility in English:

male sterility

Line breaks: male ster¦il|ity

noun

[mass noun] Genetics
  • The situation whereby individuals of a normally hermaphrodite species produce only female gametes.
    More example sentences
    • Restoration of cytoplasmic male sterility in most species, including studies in S. vulgaris, seems to involve a mixture of mostly dominant and some recessive alleles.
    • We found that 10 out of 11 species crosses involving hybrid male sterility show Y chromosome effects in at least one direction of the cross.
    • A strong reduction of cytoplasmic neutral genetic diversity is therefore expected in species experiencing cryptic dominant male sterility.

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