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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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Pollination of the World’s Smallest and Largest Plants

Pollination of the World’s Smallest and Largest Plants By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter Flower-producing plants (angiosperms) come in a variety of sizes and shapes but they all share the need to have pollen grains (the male...

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Plant Polsters and Pollen

Plant Polsters and Pollen Oh No, You Mean Even Plants Are Becoming Involved in Politics? By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter We hear lots about political polls during election cycles and we are periodically treated to the lasted Gallup...

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Urticaceae

Urticaceae Stinging nettle, pellitory, false nettle By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter If you are a regular reader of my blogs, then you are aware that I have written about a variety of plant species that are principally wind pollinated...

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The Wonderful World of Fungi – Part VI

The Wonderful World of Fungi, Part VI Fascinating Members of the Division Zygomycota By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter In the previous blog on the Zygomycota (part V), I indicated that this group of fungi had some fascinating members...

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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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