what is the difference between autogamy and allogamy?


is a term used in the field of biological reproduction describing the fertilization of an ovum from one individual with the spermatazoa of another. In humans, the fertilisation event is an instance of allogamy.Whereas,autogamy is the term used for self-fertilization as in the fertilisation of a flower by its own pollen. In plants, allogamy specifically mean the use of pollen from one plant to fertilize the flower of another plant termed as

cross fertilization


cross pollination

- pollen exchange between different plant strains or even different plant species (termed as hybridization) .

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