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pollen basket

n
(Botany) the part of the hind leg of a bee that is specialized for carrying pollen, typically consisting of a trough bordered by long hairs. Technical name: corbicula

pol′len bas`ket


n.
(in bees) a smooth area on the hind tibia of each leg fringed with long hairs and serving to transport pollen. Also called corbicula.
[1855–60]
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pollen basket

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Specifically, the gene allows workers to develop a smooth spot on their hind legs that hosts their pollen baskets. On another part of their legs, the gene promotes the formation of 11 neatly spaced bristles, a section known as the "pollen comb." The gene also promotes the development of a pollen press, a protrusion also found on hind legs, that helps pack and transport pollen back to the hive.