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Adj.1.homostylic - (botany) having styles all of the same length
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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The inhibition of pollen tubes in an incompatible style can occur one to several hours after pollen germination (Nettancourt, 1977) and the expression of self-incompatibility is so strong that almost all of the pollen tubes failed to reach the base of the style (Adachi, 1990), Self-compatibility is expressed by homostylic flowers in Fagopyrum, with styles and stamens of the same height.
However, this model has not been confirmed in view of the report by Sharma and Boyes (1961) in which an irradiation treatment produced a thrum plant with branches bearing both pin and homostylic flowers, inferring that one of subgenes had been mutated.
Use of the only the pin type plants in crosses with homostylic plants eliminates the thrum phenotype and allows the selection of homostyly from pin.