Cross-pollination definition

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The transfer of pollen from an anther of a flower of one plant to a stigma of a flower of another plant of the same species.
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The transfer of pollen from the male reproductive organ (an anther or a male cone) of one plant to the female reproductive organ (a stigma or a female cone) of another plant. Insects and wind are the main agents of cross-pollination. Most plants reproduce by cross-pollination, which increases the genetic diversity of a population (increases the number of heterozygous individuals). Mechanisms that promote cross-pollination include having male flowers on one plant and female flowers on another, having pollen mature before the stigmas on the same plant are chemically receptive to being pollinated, and having anatomical arrangements (such as stigmas that are taller than anthers) that make self-pollination less likely.
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The transfer of pollen from the anther of one flower to the stigma of another with a different genetic composition, as by insects, or deliberately by a botanist.
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The transfer of pollen from an anther of a flower of one plant to a stigma of a flower of another plant of the same species.
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Influence or inspiration between or among diverse elements.
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The definition of cross-pollination is when something grows or is stimulated by the introduction of a different element.

When a bee takes pollen from one plant and transfers it to another, this is an example of cross-pollination.

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(botany) Fertilization by the transfer of pollen from an anther of one plant to a stigma of another.
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