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How does pollination take place?

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Pollination takes place when bees or other pollinators pick up the pollen from a flower's stamen and transfer it to another flower's stigma as they move from flower to flower. Pollination is not an intentional process, but it is key to the reproduction process of plants and is a crucial part of the ecosystem.

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Bees are one of the most important and common pollinators, but other insects, such as moths and butterflies, and also help pollination occur. Pollination can also occur with just the wind if it is strong enough to blow the pollen from one flower to another, but this is less common.

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    Which part of a plant produces pollen?

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    The stamen is the part of a flower that produces pollen. The anther, which is supported by a filament, is the part of the stamen where the pollen is produced.

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    What is wind pollination?

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    Wind pollination occurs when the pollen from flowers is transported by the wind. It is also known as anemophily, and it occurs every day to pollinate crops and trees.

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    Which part of a plant receives pollen?

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    The part of a plant that receives pollen is called the stigma. The stigma is located at the top of the style, the tube that extends out of the ovary. Together, the stigma, style and ovary are known as a pistil or carpel, the female reproductive organ of a flower.

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    How does pollination differ between angiosperms and gymnosperms?

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    Pollination differs between angiosperms and gymnosperms in that most angiosperms entice animals to carry their pollen from plant to plant, while most gymnosperms rely on the wind carrying their pollen to other plants. There are many wind-pollinated angiosperms and a very few animal-pollinated gymnosperms, however. The methods angiosperms use tend to be more effective at spreading quickly, but gymnosperms, particularly conifers, are generally better adapted to cold or dry environments.

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