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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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The deficiency of Tdrd7 causes male sterility, age-related cataract and glaucoma (Lachke et al., 2011; Tanaka et al., 2011).
Allelic variation in the microsatellite marker locus RM6100 linked to fertility restoration of WA based male sterility in rice.
Moreover, among the various types of cytoplasmic male sterility, the wild abortive (WA) system is widely used, accounting for about 90% of the rice hybrids produced in China and 100 per cent of the hybrids developed outside China (Sattari et al.
by Greenpeace on things like human male sterility if eat GM maize.
The principal manifestations of cystic fibrosis in patients are chronic bronchitis, pancreatic insufficiency, adolescent diabetes, pancreatitis, male sterility, and very rarely intestinal obstruction or liver cirrhosis.
The use of cytoplasmic male sterility system in developing hybrids in crops is possible only when effective maintainers and restorers are identified.
(8) We therefore conclude with the remark that ICS should be suspected on clinical grounds in individuals presenting with chronic cough, rhinorrhea, sinusitis, otitis media, obstructive lung disease, etc., along with male sterility and with or without situs inversus.
Since plant breeders found first lines with cytoplasmatic male sterility in 1950ies years hybrid breeding technology is established in Sorghum bicolor too.
This phenomenon was most likely associated with male sterility, which is common in hybrids between distantly related plants or animals (Kaul 1988, Luo 1990).
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.