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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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Peppers, peas and beans also have perfect flowers, although they also have a slightly greater tendency to cross-pollinate through insect visitation.
this, or that there's not a chance that this particular crop can damage or cross-pollinate a crop in a nearby field.
The judge ruled that it didn't matter how Monsanto's genetically altered canola got onto Schmeiser's land, that any conventional plant that cross-pollinates with the genetically modified plants becomes Monsanto's property, that patent infringement had taken place and that Schmeiser must pay his 1998 profits from his canola crop to Monsanto.
A study by plant scientists at three independent universities, recently published in the Annual Review of Ecological Systems, concluded that GM crops are "no more likely" than traditional commercial crops to cross-pollinate and dominate their wild brethren.
Cucumbers, for example, have separate male and female flowers, so they readily cross-pollinate.
When only one type of apple is grown, bees have to travel from the majority crop to pollinating partner trees and back again to cross-pollinate each flower.
Challenging conventional institutionalized evaluation and interpretation, each of the selected essays presents an innovative viewpoint related to a range of concepts pulled from science, sociology, psychology, and literature to invigorate and cross-pollinate literary criticism theory with interdisciplinary studies.
Alfalfa is pollinated by bees, which means the genetically engineered plants can cross-pollinate with conventional or organic alfalfa fields miles away.
According to a report by ABC News, the finding challenges conventional thought that flowers evolved as a way for plants to attract birds and animals that help them cross-pollinate.
It's essential to spend this much time and money because we have to cross-pollinate more than 150,000 flowers a year, and it all has to be done by hand.
Images of top-hatted Astaire doppelgangers, horse-riders, and alpine scenes--more echoes of yetis--featuring dangling escape ladders cross-pollinate across carefully amateurish-looking drawings.
Bees create the fruit when they cross-pollinate their blossoms.