In what ways does the study of pollination enrich our understanding of Biology and enable us to apply it for increasing crop productivity?

Asked by JASKAMAL KAUR | 31st May, 2015, 04:15: PM

Expert Answer:

The pollination involves the transfer of pollen from the male part of the flower called anthers to the female part called stigma of the same flower (self-pollination) or another flower of the same or another plant of the same species (cross- pollination).
 
Pollination is vital for completing the life cycle of plants and ensuring production of fruit and seed whether agricultural crops or natural vegetation/flora. If there is no pollination, there will be no fertilization, no fruits or seeds will be formed and farmers will harvest no crop.
 
For example, pollinators like insects (bees, flies, butterfles etc) collect nectar and pollen for their young ones and move from one flower to another by which many species can be reared and managed for pollination.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 1st Jun, 2015, 08:37: AM

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