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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Allogamy refers to seed production by pollen carried among blossoms by insects.
Based on the family of the plant, pollination mechanism allowed first for allogamy and then secondary pollen presentation opening.
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.
We observed different fragments not belonging to the mother plant in 80% of the progeny again showing allogamy as the primary mode of reproduction.
It is important to realize that reproductive barriers can act on every level between complete and weak isolation and that the entire range between autogamy and allogamy can be found.
The allogamy of this species and its autotetraploidy contribute to large within-population or within-variety genetic variation.