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Pollination

Post by vhedican » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:54 am

hey,
I'm researching the differences of cross and self pollination within a specific plant. I understand the differences, but I don't fully understand why cross pollination is more successful and productive.

Could anyone send some insight?

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Post by mith » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:50 am

recombination maybe?
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:39 pm

Recombination for sure ;)
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Post by Nithin » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:19 am

It is 110% recombination. There are certain plants that prevent self pollination by specalized mechanisms of their own. How sad!!! :cry:
You can surf the net for the names of those plants and their mechanisms.
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Post by vhedican » Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:35 pm

But why would they prevent self pollination? Why is it that cross pollination is better?

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Post by mith » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:19 am

It's a form of inbreeding or in human terms, incest. Causes recessive genes to accumulate.
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