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controlled pollination

controlled pollination A practice used in plant hybridization, in which pistillate flowers are enclosed in bags (usually of muslin) to protect them from unwanted pollen and, when they are in a receptive condition, the flowers are dusted with pollen of the required type. This is commonly performed in horticulture and in genetic experiments.

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controlled pollination

controlled pollination A practice used in plant hybridization (see HYBRID). Pistillate flowers are enclosed in bags (usually of muslin) to protect them from unwanted pollen: when they are in a receptive condition, the flowers are dusted with pollen of the required type. This is commonly performed in horticulture and in genetic experiments.

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"controlled pollination." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved June 22, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/controlled-pollination-0