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The influence or effect of pollen on the endosperm or embryo, resulting in hybrid characteristics in form, color, etc., of the derived seed.
- ‘This phenomenon of pollen affecting fruit characteristics has been known as xenia.’
- ‘Taking full advantage of the glut, the flower-like polyps of xenia soft corals pulsated as they fed on the zooplankton delivered by the currents.’
- ‘Xenia is the effect of pollen on the development and characteristics of the fruits.’
- ‘Xenia describes any immediate effect a pollen grain has on the germ or endosperm of seed plants.’
- ‘Pollen also potentially influences oil content by means of xenia.’
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