Suvarna Garge (Editor)

Geitonogamy

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19

Geitonogamy (from Greek geiton (γείτων) = neighbor + gamein (γαμεῖν) = to marry) is a type of self-pollination. Geitonogamous pollination is sometimes distinguished from the fertilizations that can result from it, geitonogamy. If a plant is self-incompatible, geitonogamy can reduce seed production.

In flowering plants, pollen is transferred from a flower to another flower on the same plant, and in animal pollinated systems this is accomplished by a pollinator visiting multiple flowers on the same plant. Geitonogamy is also possible within species that are wind-pollinated, and may actually be a quite common source of self-fertilized seeds in self-compatible species. It also occurs in monoecious gymnosperms. Although geitonogamy is functionally cross-pollination involving a pollinating agent, genetically it is similar to autogamy since the pollen grains come from the same plant.

Monoecious plants like maize show geitonogamy. Geitonogamy is not possible for strictly dioecious plants.

References

Geitonogamy Wikipedia


Similar Topics
The Cyclops (film)
Jeannette Bougrab
Grace Perry
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L