Cross fertilization

the fertilization of the female products of one physiological individual by the male products of another, - as the fertilization of the ovules of one plant by pollen from another. See Fertilization.
- Cowper.
fertilization by pollen from some other blossom. See under Cross, a.

See also: Cross, Fertilization

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He said: "The course isn't necessarily about analyzing how we are doing in Wales per se, but it is about assisting the region's creative entrepreneurs to mature strategically and enable the cross fertilization of ideas to deliver growth for Welsh business on a global level.
For the first time in law, cross fertilization of human and animal sperm will be allowed.
In all its various manifestations, their work displays a fascinating cross fertilization of ideas that sympathetically and realistically address the Portuguese condition.
A carp-raising firm in Nara Prefecture said Wednesday it has succeeded in breeding goldfish with an all-gold color for the first time in the world, after 15 years of cross fertilization through artificial insemination.
And, the framework of the BSC provides a structured way for the team to work together -- with a tremendous amount of cross fertilization taking place as each element of the strategy becomes translated into the scorecard format.
The early modern variety was firmly embedded in neighborhood and family relations and benefitted from a cross fertilization with elite culture, whether it was the local notary or priest or a writer as important as Goethe, who encouraged Heinrich Jung-Stillung to embark on a career of writing.
Often such cross fertilization has resulted in Jews "borrowing" intellectual methods of analysis and practical approaches to ritual from these other traditions, returning with them to the religious lives and texts of their own tradition.
Peter Toscano is a driving force behind this cross fertilization.
The development of the theatre has a close kinship with opera, which evolved in Italy from a cross fertilization of medieval mystery plays with secular pageants and entertainments conducted, initially, in churches, but later in piazzas, as the urban realm was appropriated and transformed into a stage.
With normal endosperm maize, Bulant (1996) and Bulant and Gallais (1998) have shown an advantage of cross fertilization relative to self fertilization for kernel weight of about 11 to 13 % when inbred lines are used as females.
Sam Russell, Chairman of Techdyne commented, "There is real synergy here; Techdyne has PCB and wire harness and cable functions, Fullarton's sheet metal capabilities will add synergies in products, as well as the cross fertilization of customers.
Revival of the name evokes suggestive parallels between pioneer botanical experimentation and the current vogue for exploratory cross fertilization between urban regeneration and public art.