self-fertilisation


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Noun1.self-fertilisation - fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, impregnation - creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
autogamy - self-fertilization in plants
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"The Red Queen Hypothesis predicts that sex should allow hosts to evade infection from their parasites, whereas self-fertilisation may increase the risk of infection," co-author Curtis Lively said.
He ended the orchid book with "Nature thus tells us, in the most emphatic manner, that she abhors perpetual self-fertilisation" (Darwin, 1862: p.