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- n. the transfer of pollen from an anther to a stigma; effected by insects, birds, bats and the wind etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the supplying of pollen to the part of the female organ prepared to receive it, preliminary to fertilization. See pollen-tube.
- n. The fertilization of plants by the agency of insects that carry pollen from one flower to another.
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- n. transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
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So any kind of cross-pollination is likely to lead to new insights or technologies, and, potentially, revolutionary breakthroughs.
Honeybee pollination is also needed to make alfalfa and clover which feeds beef and dairy cattle.
The various flower traits (and combinations thereof) that differentially attract one type of pollinator or another are known as pollination syndromes.
Even if crops do currently require honeybee pollination, that is no reason to further exploit bees by consuming honey, beeswax, bee pollen, etc.
Cross-pollination occurs when pollen from one plant pollinates the flower of another plant in the same species that is genetically different.
Insect-pollination occurs when insects carry the pollen to the female flower parts, as in Figure 6.4.
The act of carrying pollen to the pistil is called pollination, and carrying pollen from the stamens of one flower to the pistil of another flower is called cross pollination.
Plants in the family Rosaceae reproduce sexually through pollination, which is often assisted by insects.
They want to learn more about pollination, which is how many plants reproduce.
Honey is a byproduct of pollination, which is the most important aspect of managed honey bees ... iff beekeepers are zoned, ordinanced and restricted out of areas because of fear-then it is people putting the strain on the keepers and their ability to produce, not the Africanized bees.