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1. The drink of the gods (as ambrosia was their food); hence, any delicious or inspiring beverage.

2. (Science: botany) A sweetish secretion of blossoms from which bees make honey.

Origin: L, fr. Gr. A sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators.Fruit juice especially when undiluted.The sugary liquid in plants which attracts insects to bring about [[pollination.

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Structure of flower

... All the sepals together form the calyx. Petal Located in and above the sepals, often large and colourful, sometimes scented, sometimes producing nectar. Often serve to attract pollinators to the plant. Corolla All the petals together form the corolla. Stamen Male part of the flower, consisting ...

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by snowfall
Thu May 30, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Structure of flower
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Help please

... vegetative reproduction Ans; depend on outside agents. Eg pollination and dispersal Slow growth of the young plants to maturity Wasteful( petals, nectar, pollen, fruit) Explain why seed-grown plants often show more resistance to disease than plants that arise from vegetative propagation. Ans; ...

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by Olympic
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help please
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how is pollination an example of mutualism?

Pollination is the process where pollens of plants are transferred. In this process when bee is taking the pollen, - Bee: it gets nectar - Flower: it's pollen are being spread Hence mutualism (+ , +)

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by janet121
Fri May 04, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: how is pollination an example of mutualism?
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Re: Ecology : competition

... has a long beak for a long flower and another has a curved beak for a curved flower, so that they are not in direct competition for the same food-nectar.

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by animartco
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Ecology : competition
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modes of Pollination?

... and a description of a feature of a flower that aids pollination of this type. I came up with animals, wind, and water. For the animals; nectar and brightly colored petals attract them, wind; large amounts of loose pollen and accessible stigmas would be helpful and water...I"m not ...

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by naturalgoats
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: modes of Pollination?
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