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Self-fertilization, especially:
a. Fertilization of a flower by its own pollen.
b. The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.

au′to·gam′ic (ô′tō-găm′ĭk), au·tog′a·mous adj.
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Adj.1.autogamic - characterized by or fit for autogamy
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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In a recent experiment we observed that the reproductive system of the species is facultative autogamic, with low pollen ovum (unpublished data).
Autogamy might be favored through their contacts with the reproduc tive structures of a single flower, with occasional transfers of autogamic pollen.
For complete autogamic populations, f = 1 and [[theta].sub.m] = 1.