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STERILITY. Barrenness; incapacity to produce a child. It is curable and incurable; when of the latter kind, at the time of the marriage, and arising from impotency, it is a good cause for dissolving a marriage. 1 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 254. See Impotency.

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Fertility behavior of rice (Oryza sativa) lines with dominant male sterility gene and inheritance of sterility and fertility restoration.
In this system, cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) has an essential role to play in hybrid development.
Study of heterosis and combining ability by utilizing cytoplasmic genetic male sterility and fertility restoration system in rice.
The immotile cilia syndrome: A congenital ciliary abnormality as an etiologic factor in chronic airway infection and male sterility.
Since plant breeders found first lines with cytoplasmatic male sterility in 1950ies years hybrid breeding technology is established in Sorghum bicolor too.
Among the topics are assessing and detecting gene flow, monitoring Bt resistance in European corn borers and western corn rootworms, male sterility and hybrid plant systems for gene confinement, seed-based containment strategies, and tapping RNA silencing for trans-gene containment through the engineering of sterility in plants.
We introduced two new traits in pelargonium zonale, one to produce long-life plants and the other to produce male sterility," the Telegraph quoted researchers, from the Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas in Spain, as writing.
Neither male nor female in function, neuters occur when the alleles containing male sterility and female sterility combine.
We found that damage to the male organ was frequent but did not necessarily result in male sterility.
In onion, male sterility was first exploited by Jones and Clarke (1943) using a male sterile specimen of cultivar Italian Red, which they found in breeding plots at Davis, California, in 1925.
Cytoplasmic male sterility for sorghum seed production.
This will be used to access the relative rate of change in the cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) system, which is due to recombinations in the mitochondrial genome.