is geitenogamy self pollination or cross pollination ?

Asked by sweety | 15th Nov, 2015, 07:55: PM

Expert Answer:

Some times pollen from an anther may fall on the stigma of another flower of different plants leading to cross pollination. But sometimes pollen from an anther fall on the stigma of the anther flower of same plant leading to the geitonogamy.This proves that this is a type of self pollination in which pollen grains transfer from anther to the stigma of either the same or genetically similar flower.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 16th Nov, 2015, 07:58: AM