What are the advantages of cross-pollination?


Pollination is a method where pollen grains are picked from an anther, which is the male part of a flower and transferred to the flower’s female part called the stigma. To make the pollination work successfully, the pollen grains must be transferred from the same species of flower


Cross-pollination is the transfer of pollen from anthers of flowers of one plant to the stigma of a flower of another plant of the same species.

Advantages of cross-pollination

The advantages of cross-pollination are as follows:

  • Offsprings produced are healthier
  • New varieties can be produced through cross-pollination of two varieties of the same species or two species
  • Seeds that are produced are abundant and viable

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