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The Wonderful World of Fungi

The Wonderful World of Fungi Part VII – Division Ascomycota – Introduction By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter AAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama It has been a while since I wrote anything about fungi on this blog so I thought...

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Pollen and Honeybees

Pollen and Honeybees By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter Insects are the most important group of animals in regards to pollination of flowering plants.  Bees, including bumble bees and solitary bees play significant roles in flower...

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Which Plants Produce the Most Pollen?

Smallest and Largest Plant Pollinators By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter Angiosperms (flowering plants) and gymnosperms (mostly conifers) produce pollen.  The pollen grain is the male gametophyte of plants and is analogous to sperm...

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Smallest and Largest Plant Pollinators

Smallest and Largest Plant Pollinators By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter In a previous blog we looked at the smallest and largest flowers and how they are pollinated.  Water is used in transferring pollen in Wolffia, the genus of plants...

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Advances in Food Allergy Treatment

Background Food allergy affects over 12 million Americans and is on the rise. From 1997-2007, the prevalence of reported food allergy increased 18% among children under 18 years of age. 4-6% of children in the U.S. have food allergy and about 1-2% of...

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Pollen, Spores, and More with Dr. Wayne Shew

The Wonderful World of Fungi

The Wonderful World of Fungi Part VII – Division Ascomycota – Introduction By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter AAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama It has been a while since I wrote anything about fungi on this blog so I thought...

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