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(English) The process of self-fertilization or self-pollination; orthogamy. (2) The fusion of two reproductive nuclei within a single cell, derived from a single parent; (3) Reproduction in which a singe cell undergoes reduction division. In some organisms autogamy occurs spontaneously; in otehrs it may be induced by starvation, ageing, radiation, etc.

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