self-fertilisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-fertilisation fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
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Usage

In literature:

Self-fertilisation is for the most part relatively and not absolutely injurious and always better than no fertilisation.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
During this autumn of 1876 I shall publish on the 'Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
"The Autobiography of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
During this autumn of 1876 I shall publish on the 'Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
Style clear and good, but now and then wants revision for little matters (page 97, self-fertilises ITSELF, etc.).
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
I fancy that I see my way with the aid of continued self-fertilisation.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
I am inclined to believe that no organic being exists which perpetually self-fertilises itself.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
This absolutely prevents self-fertilisation.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Following "Insectivorous Plants" came "The Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom," in 1876.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
Consequently from the 4x ovules of the self-fertilised hybrid we ought to obtain 3x tall and x dwarf plants.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
The crossed plants flowered a little before, and more profusely than the self-fertilised plants.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
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