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What Is Pollination?

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How It Works

The Process of Pollination

Pollination is a plant process. It’s the vital first step that leads to seed formation and food production, if the plant is one that produces food. Plants cannot move, so they rely on wind or water, or animals (mainly insects) that we call pollinators, to transfer pollen from the male parts of flowers to the female parts of flowers. Pollen grains are the male genetic material of a plant, and pollination is all about how pollen is transferred to the female part of flowers.