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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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Because the tomato pollen source is so close to where it needs to be for pollination, tomatoes rarely cross-pollinate. Even though tomatoes self-pollinate for the most part, if you plan to save the seed, it's best to separate varieties by at least 20 feet.
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Early Assyrian farmers would cross-pollinate plants by hand.
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What about the issue of "genetic drift," the notion that GM crops will cross-pollinate with adjacent "wild" equivalents, thereby erasing crucial crop diversity?
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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.