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Encyclopedia > Cross pollination

Cross pollination is a form of pollination in which pollen from one plant pollinates another.


The term cross pollination is also used in a metaphorical sense, signifying a beneficial exchange of ideas between different groups or individuals.


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Pollination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1360 words)
Pollination is an important step in the reproduction of seed plants: the transfer of pollen grains (male gametes) to the plant carpel, the structure that contains the ovule (female gamete).
The process of pollination requires pollinators as agents that carry or move the pollen grains from the anther to the receptive part of the carpel.
Pollination management is a branch of horticulture that seeks to protect and enhance present pollinators and often involves the culture and addition of pollinators in monoculture situations, such as commercial fruit orchards.
Apple Direct Pests (1649 words)
In its simplest sense pollination involves the transfer of the male gamete, pollen, from the anther (part of the male structure of the flower) to the stigma, the receptive female structure of the flower.
Pollinating insects are necessary for fruit set on all cultivars, and most cultivars will benefit from cross pollination.
This variation is due to a number of factors, including the particular fruit crop, the varieties to be pollinated, the arrangement and size of trees within an orchard, the population of wild bees and the weather conditions likely to be encountered during the bloom period.
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