cross-fertilization

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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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Autogamy and allogamy have originated independently several times.
In spite of being a species with predominance of allogamy, the gene pool for the traits may be similar in the population of Colombia and Peru.
Although likely recent introductions, they could become beneficial, promoting allogamy for this and other taxa.
A comparable shift from allogamy to autogamy was achieved in Vitis (grape): Wild species and some primitive cultivars (dioecious) are cross-pollinators, whereas more modern cultivars (hermaphrodite) are self-pollinating (Olmo, 1995).