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cross-fertilization:

see fertilizationfertilization,
in biology, process in the reproduction of both plants and animals, involving the union of two unlike sex cells (gametes), the sperm and the ovum, followed by the joining of their nuclei.
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cross-fertilization

[′krȯs ‚fərd·əl·ə′zā·shən]
(botany)
Fertilization between two separate plants.
(zoology)
Fertilization between different kinds of individuals.
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The most parsimonious explanation for the ability of these species to cross-fertilize each other is that they never lost gametic compatibility because "decoupling of the emergence of reproductive isolation from genetic divergence may be common" (Lessios and Cunningham 1990, p.
For this reason we have chosen to train paired mathematicians/physicists and biologist/clinicians so that they can cross-fertilize each other's thinking.
Tim Wright, CEO, Willis International, said: This is a major strategic boost to our existing operations in this space, enabling us to cross-fertilize Willis reach and resources with the Charles Monat team s well-respected presence in Asia.
At the very heart of this revolution, the Open World Forum will gather together thousands of attendees and 160 speakers from 20 countries to cross-fertilize FLOSS initiatives for innovation and competitiveness.
Founded by a heavyweight group of communities and IT players (including Qualipso) at the hub of the FLOSS (Free Libre and Open Source Software) movement, the Open World Forum will provide an international venue where FLOSS community members, politicians, IT decision makers, software project managers and leading-edge researchers and academics can meet to strengthen collaboration, cross-fertilize ideas and consolidate research and initiatives in FLOSS.
This year we had a real opportunity to cross-fertilize ideas among our customers in different industries," said Steve Earwaker, Medallia VP of business development.
This is a terrific opportunity to cross-fertilize ideas and grow the end-user community.
We were able to cross-fertilize our training programs to target the needs of a specific audience--enterprise architects.
I think one of the key changes for universities in the 21st century is going to be interdisciplinary study -- being able to cross-pollinate, cross-fertilize ideas from different parts of a university campus," Stevens said.
The goal of this partnership -- part of the Kauffman Fellowship's growing commitment to "internationalize" the venture capital process -- is to identify and select up to four fellows to work at British firms and help cross-fertilize the best practices of British and American venture capitalists.
This concern cross-fertilizes Ranciere's investigations into art, aesthetics in its pre-romantic sense, policing, political action and pedagogy.
Translation plays an important part in Thai literature generally, because it cross-fertilizes local themes.