By Professor Robert G. Stanley, Professor H. F. Linskens (auth.)

Pollen transmits the male genetic fabric in sexual replica of all greater crops. This similar pollen is usually compatible as a study instrument for learning many styles of plant and animal metabolism. furthermore, an elevated wisdom of pollen will help plant breeders speed up efforts to enhance the world's foodstuff and fiber offer. This quantity focuses upon pollen biology and chemistry; it makes an attempt to inte­ grate those evidence with administration practices desirous about pollen functions. humans have lengthy been concerned with pollen. Pollen functions are recorded within the rites of historic civilizations (see Frontispiece). From the earliest instances many advantages were attributed to the inclusion of pollen in man's vitamin; additionally, because the mid-19th century air-borne pollen has been well-known as unsafe to many people's future health. Disciplines desirous about man's cultural heritage and the earth's altering ecology locate pollen a very precious and available software. Identifiable elements of pollen have survived over a hundred million years. yet such a lot books facing pollen are mostly all in favour of the id of the plant resource, a side of the technology of palynology; different books emphasize the ordinary vectors transmit­ ting pollen, the pollination mechanisms. only a few works comprise the biochem­ istry or biology of pollen. but huge reviews through physicians, in addition to plant breeders and apiculturists, have contributed a massive physique of study with regards to pollen.

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Certain human steroid hormones are present in date palm pollen (Chapter 10), but many other pollens and plant tissues also contain trace amounts of these compounds compared to the levels naturally synthesized by the mammalian body. Our opinion of pollen candy Non-seed Forming Uses 45 and other pollen additives in the human diet is that they are interesting, dry in taste, and something we and others consuming a balanced diet can perfectly well do without. Pollen Analysis Geological, ecological and ethnological studies often characterize pollen from a given source.

Side of the tree, position on the tree and age of the tree. Highest yields occur from strobili located at the top part of the crown in Pinus elliottii (CHIRA, 1966). Strobili growing at the top and outside of the tree are generally larger than those on lower or inside areas. In plants flowering over a large part of the growing season, the numbers of anthers dehiscing often decreases toward the end of the growing season. This may reflect the decreasing availability of nutrients. Estimated cumulative 50 year yields from anemophilous forest tree species (Table 3-3) suggest that many light, small packing volume pollen is among the most abundantly produced.

CHIRA (1963) attributed low pollen production and fertility in Pinus sylvestris to l0+N temperatures during development. Low temperature resulted in pollen abortion and inhibition of stamen development in Pennisetum clandestrium, although stigma development continued normally at the same low temperature (YOUNGER, 1961). This suggests that in this case the cool weather increased plant sterility by blocking pollen development, and that different flower organs, and in particular the stamens and pollen, are more sensitive to temperature during development than other parts of the flower.

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