Pollination and Agents


Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred to the female reproductive organs of a plant, thereby enabling fertilization to take place.

Depending on agent of Pollination, pollination can be classified into abiotic pollination and biotic pollination. Majority of plants use biotic agents for pollination.



Agents of Pollination

Water
Hydrophily
Wind
Anemophily
Animals
Zoophily
Birds
Ornithophily
Bat
Chiropterophily
Butterfly
Psychophily
Ant
Myrmecophily
Bee
Melittophily
Beetle
Cantharophily
Moth
Phalaenophily
Insect
Entomophily
Snake
Ophiophily
Snail
Malacophily

Depending on the source of pollen, pollination can be classified into 2 types - Self-pollination and Cross Pollination (Xenogamy). Self Pollination is further divided into Autogamy and Geitonogamy.







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