Let us study the difference between self and cross-pollination. First of all, Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the anther of a stamen to the stigma of a carpel. It has two types, self, and cross-pollination. To remove the confusion of students between different terminologies, we will post such differences.
- self-pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a flower on the same plant. It may be between two flowers on a single plant or between male and female parts of one flower.
- Cross-pollination is the process of transfer of pollens from anther to the stigma of a flower present on two different plants. However, it is always between the plants of the same species.