Questions tagged [pollination]

Pollination is the process by which pollen from the male anthers is transferred to the female reproductive organs of a plant, thereby enabling fertilization to take place.

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Limitations of the Self-Incompatibility Mechanism in Plants

For a given plant species, how many types of S-loci exists to prevent self-pollination? I would like to know how often a plant stops fertilization process by other plants, thinking the pollens belong ...
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How possible would it be for a tomatillo to cross-pollinate with a peruvian groundcherry?

I am high school student who is developing his final school project, I've decided to work on plant hybrids. I have researched some media and I have found that Tomatillo (Physalys philadelphica) and ...
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Is dandelion a sporophyte or gametophyte?

My text book claims all land plants undergo alternation of generation. However, I don't see how it could be with dandelion. The flower head gets pollinated and then turn back on itself. After a while ...
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How does peanut pollination work?

I got curious about peanuts and when I found some photos on the internet, I could see they have flowers. However peanut fruit is underground. How does pollination of peanut flowers affect the fruit ...
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Is flowers nectar secreation influenced by bees/pollinators?

Nectar secretion by flowers is influenced by many environmental factors e.g. water supply and air temperature [1]. My question is: do bees (or any other pollinator) influence it too? I can imagine ...
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What is the use of male plants in nature? [closed]

If pollination is done by insects like bees and through the air, then what is the use of male plants in nature?
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How much cost would artificial pollination add to common products (fruits etc.)?

I've read about ecosystem services and their possible valuation - statements like "honeybee pollination service in the US is worth 1.6 billion dollars". Is data available on how this would affect the ...