pollination

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pollination transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees are self-pollinating.
    • n pollination In botany, the supplying of pollen to the part of the female organ prepared to receive it, preliminary to fertilization. See pollen-tube.
    • n pollination The fertilization of plants by the agency of insects that carry pollen from one flower to another.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Plants that need to attract moths for pollination are generally white or pale yellow, to be better seen when the light is dim. Plants that depend on butterflies, such as the poppy or the hibiscus, have more colorful flowers.
    • n Pollination the transferring or supplying of pollen to the stigma of a flower, esp. by aid of insects or other external agents
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., fine flour.

Usage

In literature:

Sprengel (1750-1816) investigated the conditions of pollination of flowers.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
During this stage the immature stigma is at the bottom of the cup, and though surrounded by pollen is incapable of being pollinated.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Wild and insidious weeds, the outcome of wayward pollination by mutated capitalism.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
He learned a lesson of pollination, but at the expense of the corn crop.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
I never thought I had no gift for public speakin', 'less 'twas for drivin' cattle or pollin' the house town-meetin' days.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Such therefore is the importance of knowing the correct pollinators for each variety of nut tree.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
They were commonly stated to be pollinated by thrips and other insects.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
The defects of the Japanese walnut most frequently mentioned are lack of flavor and pollination deficiencies.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In cutting wood for pollinating, the cuttings should be large.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Three hundred and ninety-two bore pistillate flowers and 74 of these would probably have had full crops had they been pollinated.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
MR. MAGILL: I have an idea about that Major I have been a crank of pollination on apples.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The inference of these early authorities regarding this process of pollination is perfectly clear from their statements.
"My Studio Neighbors" by William Hamilton Gibson
Pollination is imperfect as a rule, and nuts may not fill.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
They do not pollinize themselves nor do they pollinize each other satisfactorily.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Could it be possible that the Weschcke hickory was pollinated by a butternut or the Broadview Persian walnut?
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
ADAPTATIONS FOR POLLINATION OF THE STIGMA.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
It was the driver, Toni Pollin, who was shouting to them to make haste if they wished to catch the steamer at Menaggio.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
Pollination of flowers by insects.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
A complete handbook of Propagation and Pollination of Plants.
"American Grape Training" by Liberty Hyde (L.H.) Bailey
Careful study of some fall flower fitted for insect pollination with an insect as pollinating agent.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In news:

Drought, heat and poor corn pollination have lead to higher-than-normal incidences of the disease in Indiana fields this summer.
Corn farmers are seeing high incidences of a specific mold in their fields this year after a season-long drought hindered the crop's pollination.
Top-ranked Paul VI Catholic upends Coolidge, 70-64, to win Abe Pollin City Title Game at Verizon Center.
Week to focus on declining pollinator populations.
Gov Neil Abercrombie has declared it Hawaii Pollinator Week.
The governor says this week is about raising awareness of declining pollinator populations.
Not only do we see pollinators every day, but we also benefit from their pollination .
Pollinators bring us 1/3 of all the food we eat, so we definitely want to do everything we can to protect them.
Several speakers are planned for the clinic with topics to include: Honey bees, safe pesticides, other backyard pollinators and creating pollinator habitat.
4 DeMatha defeated No 20 Theodore Roosevelt 52-50 in the Abe Pollin City Title game Monday at Verizon Center on two late free throws by James Robinson.
You don't have to look much further than a couple of our recent front-page stories to pollinate a conversation about union representation for workers.
Former Wizards owner Irene Pollin creates an opening, Ted Leonsis remains unmoved on Bullets.
Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin.
Luckily, many people seem fascinated by the complex lives of these pollinators.
On this episode, we follow one such Seattle beekeeper to see what all the buzz is about and we learn how to attract these hard working pollinators to our own gardens.
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In science:

It is our hope that this will facilitate cross-pollination of ideas such as the use of semirings and transducers in defining graph kernels.
Graph Kernels
Bastolla et al. (Bastolla et al., 2009) have recently shown how symbiotic interactions can reduce the effective competition between two species, say of insect, via common symbiotic hosts – such as plants they pollinate.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Bastolla et al. (Bastolla et al., 2009) have shown that the effective competition between two species (say two species of insect) can be reduced if they have common neighbours with which they are in symbiosis (for instance, if they both pollinate the same plant).
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
The ones considered in Ref. (Bastolla et al., 2009), for instance, are composed of animals and plants which interact in symbiotic relations of feeding-pollination; these interactions only take place between animals and plants.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Models for ecological character displacement and for coevolution of flowers and their pollinators usually involve models of quantitative genetics similar to the ones discussed in the context of sexual selection and sympatric speciation.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Ecological character displacement is reviewed by Roughgarden in Chapters 3 and 17 of , and references to the newer literature are found for instance in . A basic model for flowers and pollinators is due to Kiester et al .
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Competition for a dwindling number of birds and bees is hindering pollination” (Nature 439, 380), not to mention sex education. .
Astrophysics in 2006
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