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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These show that the success of the video game industry in Japan is linked to the strength and the cross-fertilization between creative industries, such as animated films and cartooning.
Average lengths of hybrid larvae were remarkably different between As X Al and Al X As, but were not significantly different between types 1 and 2 within the same cross-fertilization. These results seem to reflect the differences in the characteristics of the eggs between the parental species.
"And a lot of the questions that we have now, that we really need answers to, require cross-fertilization and better collaboration between groups from different disciplines."
Kantha Shelke's article on Ingredient Forensics [January, p.32] has a serious error referring to the cross-fertilization of coffee with peanut, soybean and other pollen and the implied potential for undetectable allergenic or toxic problems.
This will be followed by a conference in Austria at which Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel will discuss the question, and a decision will then be taken on whether more needs to be done to guard against the possible cross-fertilization of GM and non-GM crops.
"This unique gathering is important for the networking and for the cross-fertilization that occurs when so many disciplines bring their insights and concerns to the discussion," said Spencer Boudreau of McGill University.
"This growing interdependence between and cross-fertilization of the jurisprudence of the treaty bodies, regional human rights bodies and national courts in the interpretation of human rights-related issues can only yield benefits to all," she said.
Cross-fertilization with the Hudson Valley's thriving biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries is another bonus for locating microelectronics firms in the region.
The cross-fertilization of ideas from both electrochemical and thermal oxidation work certainly benefited both areas of research and established for Morris Cohen and his laboratory a dominant international reputation in both fields.
(2001) reported that cross-fertilization in maize could occur at a maximum distance of 200 m from the source.
This strategy is expected to foster more cross-fertilization of ideas between the multiple industries served.
That deadlock gradually loosened and gave way to cross-fertilization, facilitated by commercial air travel, which allowed artists to build personal relationships and dealers to develop cross-continental stables.