cross-fertilisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cross-fertilisation interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial "the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"
    • n cross-fertilisation fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cross-fertilisation the fecundation of a plant by pollen from another
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Usage

In literature:

The insects begin to visit them, for their pollen or juices, and cross-fertilise them.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
We see also that the remarkable adaptations of which we have given some examples are directed towards cross-fertilisation.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
During this autumn of 1876 I shall publish on the 'Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
"The Autobiography of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
During this autumn of 1876 I shall publish on the 'Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
Mr. Torbitt was engaged in trying to produce by methodical selection and cross-fertilisation a fungus-proof race of the potato.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
I have always fancied that cross-fertilisation would perhaps make such panicles fertile.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
In other cases precautions are taken to prevent cross-fertilisation, as in the numerous cleistogamous or closed flowers.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Hybridisation and cross fertilisation are also well-known agents in diminishing the number and size of seeds.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Following "Insectivorous Plants" came "The Effects of Cross and Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom," in 1876.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
Owing to the minute size of their florets, these plants offer very considerable technical difficulties in the way of cross fertilisation.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
The crossed plants flowered a little before, and more profusely than the self-fertilised plants.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Some varieties are self-sterile, yet quite capable of cross-fertilisation from the pollen of other varieties.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
A year later, in 1876, came the 'Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
"Charles Darwin" by Grant Allen
But in grafting, as in cross-fertilisation, unexpected exceptions to this rule occur.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
Cross-fertilisation of hermaphrodite flowers, first ideas of the, 300.
"Charles Darwin: His Life in an Autobiographical Chapter, and in a Selected Series of His Published Letters" by Charles Darwin
Cross-fertilisation, 69, 74, 77, 281.
"Disease in Plants" by H. Marshall Ward
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