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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Fruit set under open pollination and manual xenogamous cross-pollinations on 10 selected trees of Tirumala Hill population Tree Fruit set (%) Fruit set (%) number (open (hand cross- pollination) * pollination) ** TH1 4.
Influences of self-and cross-pollinations on berry set, seed characteristics and germination progress of grape (Vitis vinifera cv.
The painstaking process may require thousands of cross-pollinations and more than a decade before finding one superior specimen.