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Flower Sex

Focus on Flowers

English - May 23, 2024 15:00 - 2 minutes - 2.1 MB - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
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Scientists are concerned that the use of toxic pesticides and the decreasing amount of wild habitat may be affecting flower pollination. They studied wild pansies growing in fields across Europe that are generally pollinated by bees but can also use their own pollen to self-fertilize, using its own genes to produce new seeds, which is more limited than sexual reproduction that mixes DNA.