cross-pollination


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cross-pollination

the transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another by the action of wind, insects, etc., with the subsequent formation of pollen tubes. Compare SELF-POLLINATION. see POLLINATION.
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We have now identified a gene necessary for cross-pollination in wheat which can be used in large-scale, low-cost production of parent breeding lines necessary for hybrid wheat seed production, the researchers stated.
The conflict over cross-pollination mirrors a long-standing conflict in the Willamette Valley between farmers who want to grow canola and established specialty seed and vegetable farmers.
05) fruit yield as a function of the cross-pollination in relation to self-pollination contradicts Weiss (1983), who stated that sesame is a predominantly autogamous species, which could only and possibly present allogamy above 10%.
After confirming that the Washington alfalfa farmer's crop did, in fact, contain Monsanto's patented Roundup Ready alfalfa, the USDA announced that the contamination didn't warrant any government action because the cross-pollination constitutes "a commercial issue.
When collecting seed it is important to be aware of two types - those that naturally in-breed true to type, and out-breeders which are especially prone to cross-pollination, with cultivars possibly growing in a neighbour's garden.
But self-or cross-pollination with Rupestris du Lot resulted in the production of smaller seeds.
The plan to protect the variety is to irrigate plots in which the new varieties are planted in February so that the crop blossoms early and no cross-pollination takes place.
Research by a University of Exeter research team in Devon has recommended a new method for predicting the potential for cross-pollination, taking account of wind speed and direction.
A gathering of successful entrepreneurs can generate a lot of electricity and cross-pollination that can't be duplicated in a more diverse audience.
There's a lot of cross-pollination between literacy and numeracy at the elementary level.