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Synonyms for cross-fertilisation

fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species

interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial

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In all large companies, cross-fertilisation is not just a good thing: it is essential to produce attractive babies.
Coming from such an isolated rural practice myself, I have found the cross-fertilisation of ideas stimulating.
Growing techniques and cross-fertilisation can produce stronger hybrid varieties such as skunk.
That said, Mr Sleeman did not expect cross-fertilisation on marketing: "I don't envisage Sleeman being in every Japanese restaurant", he said, stressing Sapporo believed in "individual marketing".
The recent architecture of both countries also strives to embody a powerful and authentic sense of regional identity, so Aires Mateus' forthcoming experiments in Dublin promise to be a fascinating cross-fertilisation.
Hence, the plants are all clones of each other and can't develop natural resistance to pests and diseases through cross-fertilisation.
Also, having central services enables more of a cross-fertilisation of ideas.
I think it is good to have this sort of cross-fertilisation.
When seen together like this they should, Miss Warner hopes, show her 'consistent interest in the cross-fertilisation of literature, belief and society, and in the interwoveness of cultural, aesthetic and political values'.
Possibly there is some backwards cross-fertilisation from its offshoot Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at play, but the CBSO is certainly adept at communicating scores of today with understanding and verve.
The community has been launched to foster mobile innovation and encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas at an individual and organisational level.
His new work on "secret sharers" continues to look at the whole while at the same time focussing on a subgenre of Italian comedy that he finds throughout the peninsula and adduces as evidence of a far greater cross-fertilisation than is commonly acknowledged.
It does not make any direct demands on the Commission's Agenda 2000 reform package, but makes a general calls for transparency, and the promotion of cross-fertilisation between regions and Member States.