Pollinating fruit crops
Most fruit crops require pollination to ensure that fruit sets. Pollination is the transfer of grains of pollen from the anthers (male floral part) to the stigma (female floral part) of a flower. Pollen grains get caught on the sticky surface of the stigma, germinate and produce a tube that grows down the style and unites with the female cell in the ovary. This union is called fertilization. After fertilization occurs, seeds develop and the fruit enlarges.
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Galen, Candace; Storks, Levi; Carpenter, Ela; Dearborn, Jackie; Guyton, Julia; O'Daniels, Sean (University of Missouri, Office of Extension, 2017)Pollination is one of the most fascinating processes in the natural world. Pollination is how flowering plants reproduce. The process involves the transfer of pollen from the male parts to the female parts of the same or ...
Kaczorowski, Rainee L., 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)Nectar is the primary floral reward offered by plants to attract pollinators. Pollinators often exhibit a preference for certain types of nectars over others. If pollinator preferences for certain nectar traits are strong ...
Jemison, John M., Jr.; Vayda, Michael E. (AgBioForum, 2001)Pollen transport from genetically engineered corn was evaluated by testing corn offspring from nearby cornfields. Harvested corn, sown in greenhouse flats, was sprayed with glyphosate at second leaf stage. Corn resistant ...