. Define pollination Explain the different types of pollination
List two agents of pollination? How does suitable pollination lead to fertilization?
- Pollination is described as the deposition of pollen grains from anthers belonging to the same flower, same plant, or different plant on the stigma of a flower.
- There are two types of pollination.
- Stigma receives pollen grains from the same flower, resulting in self-pollination.
- Stigma receives pollen grains from a flower on the same plant or a different plant during cross pollination.
- Pollination is carried out by the wind and insects, which are known as Anemophily and Entomophily, respectively.
- Grasses, Gymnosperms, and other plants that pollinate by wind are examples.
- Rose, Euphorbia sps, and other examples of insect pollination
- Pollination and fertilization - Proper pollination results in suitable pollen grains being deposited on the stigma, which leads to the development of pollen tubes and fertilization.
Final Answer :
Pollen transfer from a stigma, ovule, flower, or plant to a stigma, ovule, flower, or plant to facilitate fertilization is called pollination.