Homothallic vs Monoecious - What's the difference?

homothallic | monoecious |


As adjectives the difference between homothallic and monoecious

is that homothallic is (of some algae and fungi) producing male and female reproductive structures in the same plant while monoecious is (botany) that has male and female reproductive organs on the same individual plant (rather than on separate individuals), either in different flowershickey, m & king, c (2001), the cambridge illustrated glossary of botanical terms'', cambridge university press or in the same or different flowersbeentje, henk (2010), ''the kew plant glossary , richmond, surrey: royal botanic gardens, kew, isbn 978-1-84246-422-9.

homothallic

English

Adjective

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  • (of some algae and fungi) Producing male and female reproductive structures in the same plant.
  • Antonyms

    * heterothallic

    monoecious

    English

    Alternative forms

    * * monecious

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (botany) That has male and female reproductive organs on the same individual plant (rather than on separate individuals), either in different flowersHickey, M. & King, C. (2001), The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms'', Cambridge University Press or in the same or different flowersBeentje, Henk. (2010), ''The Kew Plant Glossary , Richmond, Surrey: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, ISBN 978-1-84246-422-9
  • * 1978 , A. J. E. Smith, Cytogenetics, Biosystematics and Evolution in the Bryophyta'', H. W. Woolhouse (editor), ''Advances in Botanical Research , Volume 6, page 247,
  • Further, species which show continuous variation that is not amenable to orthodox taxonomic treatment, and this is the situation in many monoecious plants, are treated as invariable.
  • * 1997 , LeRoy Holm, Jerry Doll, Eric Holm, Juan Pancho, James Herberger, World Weeds: Natural Histories and Distribution , page 398,
  • Recently, monoecious' plants have been found in several places in the United States. The plants of Australia are ' monoecious and dioecious.
  • * 1999 , Monica A. Geber, Gender and Sexual Dimorphism in Flowering Plants , page 70,
  • Two factors are likely to allow the establishment of forms with reduced pollen output (i.e., fewer male flowers) in a monoecious population: increased seed fitness as a result of an increase in the ratio of female to male flowers, and a reduced rate of self-fertilisation.
  • (biology) Hermaphroditic.
  • Coordinate terms

    * ** bisexual ** dioecious ** synoecious ** trimonoecious

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