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Name the self-pollination process which is achieved within the same flower?
1. Autogamy
2. Geitonogamy
3. Xenogamy
4. Apogamy

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Autogamy

The correct answer is Autogamy.

  • Autogamy also known as self-fertilization, refers to the fusion of two gametes that come from one individual.

  • It is mainly observed in the form of self-pollination, a reproductive mechanism that is employed by many flowering plants.
  • In this type, pollination is achieved within the same flower.
  • Transfer of pollen grains from the anther to the stigma of the same flower.
  • There are several advantages of autogamy, observed in flowering plants.

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