dioecy


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di·oe·cious

also di·e·cious  (dī-ē′shəs)
adj.
Biology Having the male and female reproductive organs, especially flowers, on different individuals.

[From New Latin Dioecia, former class name : di- + Greek oikiā, a dwelling; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

di·oe′cism (-sĭz′əm) n.
di′oe′cy (-sē) n.
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dioecy

(daɪˈiːsɪ)
n
the state of being dioecious
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Such a pattern has served as a basis for one explanation for the evolution of dioecy via heterostyly (Casper and Charnov 1982).
Relationship between synaptospermy and dioecy in the life-history strategies of Buchloe dactyloides (Graminae).
Functional dioecy in Echinocereus coccineus (Cactaceae): Breeding system, sex ratios and geographical range of floral dimorphism.
For dioecy, I analyze the dependence of the ESA on sexuality.
Flowering plants display a diversity of sexual systems ranging from hermaphroditism to dioecy. Within hermaphrodites, there is also a wide range of variation in patterns of investment in male and female function (Lloyd 1980; Primack and Lloyd 1980; Lovett Doust and Cavers 1982) and in relative male and female reproductive success (Stanton et al.
84 - ECOLOGICAL CORRELATES WITH DIOECY IN THE FLORA OF A TROPICAL PREMONTANE WET FOREST IN COSTA RICA.
Kesseli, "Y-chromosome specific markers and the evolution of dioecy in the genus Silene," Genome, vol.
The study reveals a mechanism that an autosomal feminizing gene suppressed by a Y-chromosome-encoded small RNA triggers the plant dioecy in which male is the heterogametic gender (XY).