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cross-pollination

[¦krȯs ‚pä·lə‚nā·shən]
(botany)
Transfer of pollen from the anthers of one plant to the stigmata of another plant.
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We have also found that this effect is heightened when members cross-pollinate by participating in multiple communities (e.
Bees create the fruit when they cross-pollinate their blossoms.
Finance has become a place where business strategy, process and information combine and cross-pollinate," Booz Allen says.
But critics worry that GM plants may bring new types of food allergies, cross-pollinate with other plants with disastrous results, or harm wildlife.
He fears the effects of eating GM foodstuffs and says there is major concern they will cross-pollinate with other crops and wild plants and damage the environment.
Early Assyrian farmers would cross-pollinate plants by hand.
that they knew [their seed] would cross-pollinate or contaminate.
What about the issue of "genetic drift," the notion that GM crops will cross-pollinate with adjacent "wild" equivalents, thereby erasing crucial crop diversity?
Women are like bees: they cross-pollinate and share information.
Ask for compatible ones so they flower at the same time and insects can cross-pollinate them.
Mexican environmental groups have raised concerns that the Bt corn will cross-pollinate with Mexican corn, which could endanger the integrity of more than 300 Mexican corn varieties.
To cross-pollinate young talent, furniture students helped create the textile designs and textile students were involved in the frame construction of the prototype collection.