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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"Theatre lives with other people," says Erin Washburn, wearer of many hats at the InterAct company (including that of literary and external relations manager), who took the lead in writing the initial proposal for the Cross-Pollination Project.
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.
Regarding the influence of different pollination treatments performed in our study on the biomass and [degrees]Brix of fruits, significant biomass differences between treatment with Apis and all other treatments (p<0.001) were revealed, and in [degrees]Brix between manual cross-pollination and the other treatments (p<0.001) (Table 1).
This cross-pollination class process included two related inter-departmental classes (Advertising and Marketing) taught by one professor in a single semester.
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.
Finally, the free pollination resulted in the best fruit setting rate, which was significantly different (p < 0.05) from all other treatments, indicating that the visit by biotic pollinators is important for sesame pollination, whether increasing the efficiency of pollen transfer within the same flower or even bringing pollen from other flowers, providing cross-pollination, which was also able to set fruit in sesame (Table 2).
GM critics say the incident proves that non-GM farmers will end up bearing the cost of any cross-pollination that leads to contamination.
Nevertheless, plant breeders do encourage us to keep an eye open for 'sports' produced by cross-pollination - some of the finest cultivars are found not in the laboratory but the garden.
A minimum distance of 200-300 meters must be maintained between GM and Non-GM Bt Corn/maize crops to stop cross-pollination. How will this be done in Pakistan when fields virtually lie side by side?
Professor Maurice Moloney, director of Rothamsted Research, said protesters could ruin years of research and insisted the chance of any cross-pollination was minuscule.
The results of self-and cross-pollination were considered from viticultural and cultivar improvement viewpoints.