• P. M. Priyadarshan


A generalized definition of self-incompatibility by de Nettancourt is “the inability of a fertile hermaphrodite seed plant to produce zygotes after self-pollination”.


Homomorphic and heteromorphic incompatibility Gametophytic and sporophytic incompatibility Mechanism of self-incompatibility Pollen-stigma-style-ovary interactions Significance of self-incompatibility Methods to overcome self-incompatibility 

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  5. Silva NF, Goring DR (2007) Mechanisms of self-incompatibility in flowering plants. Cell Mol Life Sci 58:1988–2007CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Takayama S, Isogai A (2005) Self-incompatibility in plants. Ann Rv Plant Biol 56:467–489CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Tovar-Mendez A, McClure B (2016) Plant reproduction: self-incompatibility to go. Curr Biol 26:R102–R124CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Priyadarshan
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  1. 1.Erstwhile Deputy DirectorRubber Research Institute of IndiaKottayamIndia

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