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pollination

the transfer of pollen from male to female reproductive organs in higher plants, for example, microsporangium to ovule in GYMNOSPERMS, and anther to stigma in ANGIOSPERMS. In flowering plants the flowers show a strong link between structure and the method of pollination (see ANEMOPHILY, ENTOMOPHILY).

Many angiosperms carry out CROSS-POLLINATION. Some of these types, such as brassicas, have SELF-INCOMPATIBILITY systems to prevent self-pollination. Self-pollination, however, is common in certain plants, such as groundsel or chickweed.

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Pollination, as you may recall, is the transfer of pollen from one plant to another.
This is why we must address the pollination service," said the agriculture lecturer at Egerton University.Without bees, the chances of cross-pollination dim, drastically reducing food production, what is worrying agriculturalists.
But in this latest study, researchers found there was no difference in pollination success between part-night lighting and full darkness.
The pollination services are known for offering substantial benefits for the agriculture and, consequently, for human populations (BREEZE et al., 2011).
Mirza, vice chancellor of the University, in his address emphasised the participants to learn more and conduct research on various aspects of beekeeping as this activity augments and ensures pollination in variety of fruits and vegetables.
However, lack of pollination of commercial crops is an issue of agricultural, not environmental importance.
Pollination is the most important ecosystem service provided by insects resulting in sustainability of the majority of food plants.
After going through many stages, including pollination and harvesting, the dates are either stored or sold.
The pollination stage begins after the pollen sprouts.
Pollinator-plant relationship has been the subject of great interest to many pollination biologists.
Dr Whitehorn, working with Associate Professor Mario Vallejo-Marin, looked at a complex type of pollination, called buzz pollination, in which bees use vibrations to remove pollen from flowers.