Xenia

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xenia A situation in which the genotype of the pollen influences the developing embryo or the maternal tissue (endosperm) of the fruit to produce an observable effect on the seed. For example, a variety of maize with white endosperm may be pollinated by one possessing dark yellow endosperm to give seeds with pale yellow endosperm.