What is self-incompatibility? Why does self-pollination not lead to seed formation in self-incompatible species?

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  84

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On its stigma, a flower that does not produce pollen grains is incompatible or self-sterile. This condition is called self-incompatibility or self-sterility. It is called pollination when pollen grains are transferred from the stigma to the anthers. As a result of this transference, seeds are formed. The process of selfpollination occurs when pollen grains are shed from the anther in the same flower to the stigma in the same flower. Some flowers, however, do not produce seeds when self-pollination occurs because they contain the same sterile gene on the pistil and pollen grain. Since pollen grains cannot germinate, male gametes cannot fertilize egg cells. This prevents the ovule from developing into a seed.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago

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