Avian pollination studies: A simple scanning electron microscopic technique

Jef D. Boeke, Fernando I. Ortiz-Crespo

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    Abstract

    Identifying ornithophilous plant species utilized by several different flower-visiting birds is simplified by the scanning electron microscope. The technique involves comparing pollen samples taken from the birds' head feathers with pollen reference standards collected in the same area, which simplifies analysis of pollination patterns in a complex community.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)167-168
    Number of pages2
    JournalScience
    Volume201
    Issue number4351
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1978

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