See the adjacent picture. Which type of pollination will occur in this ? Why do you
think so ?
A. Self pollination occurs if stamens and carpels matures at the same time. If they mature
at different times cross pollination occurs. Cross pollination occurs in this plant.
For cross pollination to occur the pollen grains are to be carried to from other plants belonging to the same species. The mechanism of dispersal of pollen grains from one plant to other plant is facilitated mostly by wind and insects. Cross pollina¬tion is believed to be advantageous for the plant because the seeds produced by the flower will contain another source of genetic material which may contain genes which are advantageous to the survival of the seedlings.