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A simple method for collecting airborne pollen

Show simple item record Kevan, Peter G DiGiovanni, Franco Ho, Rong H. Taki, Hisatomo Ferguson, Kristyn A. Pawlowski, Agata K. 2011-01-06T22:01:33Z 2011-01-06T22:01:33Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Kevan, P.G., DiGiovanni, F., Ho, R.H., Taki, H., Ferguson, K.A., and Pawlowski, A.K. "A simple method for collecting airborne pollen." Journal of Biological Education 40.4 (2006): 181-183
dc.description.abstract Pollination is a broad area of study within biology. For many plants, pollen carried by wind is required for successful seed set. Airborne pollen also affects human health. To foster studies of airborne pollen, we introduce a simple device – the ‘megastigma’ – for collecting pollen from the air. This device is flexible, yielding easily obtained data that can be readily analysed. Thus, it is ideally suited for use in upper level biology courses. Using maize, Zea mays, as our sample study species, we obtained a graph showing daily amounts of pollen in the air. The megastigma can be applied to a wide range of plant species, from herbs to trees, be deployed in a wide variety of ways, and so have potential for many palynological applications.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Biological Education en_US
dc.subject Megastigma en_US
dc.subject Pollen Trap en_US
dc.subject Airborne en_US
dc.subject Wind en_US
dc.subject Pollination en_US
dc.title A simple method for collecting airborne pollen en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.affiliation School of Environmental Sciences

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