Question
Sat August 16, 2008 By: Gayathri P R

difference between pollination and fertilisation

Expert Reply
Sat August 16, 2008

Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the anther to the stigma of pistil is called pollination.

Fertilisation is the process of fusion of male gamete with the female gamete or egg cell to form zygote.

Pollination precedes fertilisation. Pollination brings the male gametes towards the female gametes so that fertilisation can occur.

After fertilisation, a diploid zygote is formed, whereas no diploid cell is formed after pollination.

Actual fusion of male and female gametes occur in fertilisation and not in pollination. After fertilisation, the ovary develops into a fruit.

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