Pollinator

Pollinator

A pollinator is the biotic agent that moves pollen from the anther of a flower to the stigma of another flower. When is does this it accomplishes fertilization, the male gamete in the pollen grain going to the female gamete in the ovule. The most common pollinators are the various bees. They are fuzzy and have an electrostatic charge, which help pollen grains attach to their bodies. They are adapted to pollinating in other ways including scopa on their hind legs and setae on their lower abdomen. Bees go to flowers to collect nectar, which has a high-energy concentration, and pollen, which has a high protein concentration.

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