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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One hundred and twenty five flowers were used per each tree for manual cross-pollination. For this, mature buds were emasculated and bagged a day prior to anthesis.
Influences of self-and cross-pollinations on berry set, seed characteristics and germination progress of grape (Vitis vinifera cv.
Since then, he's been fascinated by cross-pollination in its many forms--from insect-plant interdependence to the sharing of ideas among people.