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What is pollination?

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Answered 2017-05-08 11:02:09

The transfer of pollen from a stamen to a pistil; fertilization in flowering plants. It takes place through self-pollination or cross-pollination. Please note that this answer refers specifically to the pollination of angiosperms and gymnosperms.


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The process in which the pollen from the anther of the male flower of a plant comes into contact with the ovary of a female flower from another plant, resulting in pollination.

Some methods/agents of cross-pollination are:

  1. Humans (cultivation)
  2. Insects (known as entomophily)
  3. Wind (known as anemophily)
  4. Animals (birds, bats)

Insects were separated from animals, because of the difference in pollination method.

Cross-pollination only occurs between species of closely related plants; for example, between different varieties of apple. Cross-pollination does not occur between unrelated plant genera, such as between an apple and an orange.

For further elaboration on the methods of cross-pollination, see the related links section. Pollination is the transfer of the pollen grains from the anther to the stigma of a plant.

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Answered 2020-04-04 14:56:21

In simple terms, pollination is a process in which pollen is carried to the stigma of a flower for producing a new seed (fertilization). 🙂👍

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What are the three types of pollination?

self-pollination cross-pollination wind-pollination

What are the three ways in which pollination can occur?

Self pollination, wind pollination, and insect pollination are the three ways that pollination occurs. Pollination is needed in order for plants to reproduce.

Distinguish between self-pollination and cross-pollination?

The process of pollination from same flower is called self-pollination. the process of pollination from another flower of same breed is called cross-pollination.

What are two types of pollination?

Self pollination and Cross pollination

How many types of pollination are there?

There are 2 types of pollination 1. Self pollination. 2. Cross pollination.

Which happens first pollination or fertilation?

Pollination. Fertilization is what occurs after pollination.

What is the purpose of cross-pollination and self-pollination?

The purpose of cross-pollination and self-pollination are to perform reproduction so off spring can be produced.

What are the two most common ways of pollination?

The two most common ways of pollination are self pollination and cross pollination

What are the two main types of pollination?

The two main types of pollination are self (or autogamous) pollination and cross (or heterogamous) pollination. Self pollination - is when pollination is tansfer from the anther to the stigma of the same flower. Cross pollintion - is when pollination is transfer from the anther to the stigma of another flower

What type of pollination takes place in maize?

Wind pollination and Insect pollination

What is two ways of pollination?

1. Self-pollination and 2. Cross-pollination

How is cross pollination different from self pollination?

Because self pollination is for flowers with no friends.

How do flowering plants reproduce?

Step 1: PollinationStep 2: Dispersal of seedsFlowering plants reproduce through the process called pollination. There are different types of pollination:Animal pollinationInsect pollinationWind pollinationSelf-pollinationFor greater detail, see related questions..

How do plants reproduce without seeds?

Plants reproduce by pollen grains. There are 2 types of pollination: Cross pollination and Self pollination. They are primarily pollinated by means of wind pollination or insect pollination.

What are the types of pollination?

cross and self pollination

What happens between pollination and fertilisation?


What is a senentence with the word pollination?

i like pollination

What happen to the flower after pollination?

the pollination grow into

What types of pollination are there?

I only know two but I think there are four. There is Self Pollination and Cross Pollination

By which methods can pollination occur?

There are two ways: cross-pollination and self-pollination. Hope this helped!

What happens during the processes of cross-pollination and self-pollination?

there is not to big of a differents

What R the 3 agents of pollination?

a) wind pollination (wind) b) insect pollination (insect) c) self pollination (the flower pollinates itself)

What is the difference between self pollination and cross- pollination?

In cross pollination there is wastage of pollen grains , but in self pollination there is no wastage of pollen grains.

What happens during pollination and after pollination?

Pollination is a process of transfer of pollen grains from the anther of a stamen to the stigma of a carpel . Agent that helps in pollination are wind, insects, birds and water. And after pollination fertilization takes place.

What is the difference between self pollination and cross pollination?

Self pollination is when the grains of pollen from one stigma travel to another stigma, and cross pollination is when bees do it

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