Monday, November 12, 2018

Abiotic pollination

Pollination is one of the most fascinating processes in the world. Pollination is the process of the transfer of pollen from its source to a receptive surface (stigmatic surface or(in gymnosperms) micropyle of naked ovule). Essentially, pollination is the dispersal of the male gametophyte to the female gametophyte, which is encased within the ovule.

Plants and their pollinators form a mutualistic relationship, a relationship in which each benefits from the other. Pollen may be transferred by abiotic vectors (wind, water) or biotic vectors (animals such as insects, birds, bats).

Abiotic pollination less precise than biotic pollination; often pollen produced in large amounts. Wind pollinated plants often have unisexual flowers with small, non-showy perianth (or no perianth).
Abiotic pollination
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