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noun as in fertilization

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For instance, if the life cycle of a particular plant changes due to warmer temperatures, such as the time of year when it blooms, this can cause some native bees to miss their short pollination window.

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What’s more, bats are a vital part of natural ecosystems and play important roles in insect pest consumption, plant pollination and seed dispersal, according to Bat Conservation International.

Yet success of the Oxitec mosquitoes in slamming the current pests should not cause some disastrous shortage of food or pollination for natives, Yee says.

That may have interfered with the pollination of the cotton’s flowers, preventing the plant from reproducing.

He’d even managed to prepare 76 hives for pollination the year before.

Bats are crucial to the ecosystem, performing extremely valuable jobs like pollination and insect control.

Do you want to see more cross-pollination between Spidey and the other characters in the Marvel universe, like The Avengers?

What are your experiences, from the practical publishing side, of your diversity of book types and cross-pollination of genres?

The Agriculture Department   estimates that insect-pollination directly contributes $20 billion to the U.S. economy annually.

Almond farms in California are especially reliant on bee pollination.

In a few forms that have a very disagreeable odor, pollination is effected by night flying insects.

Every fruit and nut grower should know the simple theory of pollination.

He describes in the Notulae his observations on the ovules and pollination of various Coniferae and Gnetaceae.

Careful study of some fall flower fitted for insect pollination with an insect as pollinating agent.

To make sure of cross pollination nature has in some cases placed the stamens and pistils in different flowers on the same plant.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pollination, such as: breeding, implantation, procreation, propagation, conjugation, and fecundation.

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