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Pollen and Spores: Applications with Special Emphasis on Aerobiology and Allergy

By: Shripad N Agashe and Eric Caulton

400 pages, diagrams

Science Publishers

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #173067 | ISBN-13: 9781578085323
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About this book

Palynology finds applications in various fields. Some of them are taxonomy, plant evolution, plant breeding programmes, biotechnology, microbiology of water, soil and air, the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, energy food industry, forensic science, aerobiology, allergy, epidemiology, meteorology, fossil fuel exploration and biodiversity. On account of these applications, palynology has gained alot of importance and is attracting different scientific disciplines. Published literature on the above aspects is widely scattered.


Introduction; History of Development of Palynology; Pollen Formation Development of Pollen Wall and Tapetum; Pollen Morphology; Pollen Morphological Description of Some Plants; Pollen Morphology of Gymnosperms; Spore Morphology; Morphology of Microfossils; Current Techniques in Palynology; Pollen Physiology (Palynophysiology); Minor Applications of Pollen Studies; Melissopalynology; Aerobiology: Aeropalynology - Part I; Aerobiology: Aeropalynology - Part II; Aerobiology - Applications of Airborne Pollen Studies in Allergy; Significance of Fungi as Aeroallergens; Comprehensive Account of Most Common Aeroallergens and their Source Plants; Pollen Calendars - Global Scenario; Applications of Aerobiology: Pollen Analysis and Meteorology; Forensic Palynology; Applications of Fossil Pollen Studies.

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