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Botany. pollination of the ovules of a flower by its own pollen; self-fertilization (opposed to allogamy).
Biology. conjugation in an individual organism by division of its nucleus into two parts that in turn reunite to form a zygote.
self-fertilization in flowering plants
a type of sexual reproduction, occurring in some protozoans, in which the uniting gametes are derived from the same cell

autogamy au·tog·a·my (ô-tŏg’ə-mē)
Self-fertilization in which fission of the cell nucleus occurs without complete cellular division forming two pronuclei so that reunite to form the synkaryon.
au·tog’a·mous adj.

See self-fertilization.

The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.


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