• Bee pollen is safe for short term use, but for those with pollen allergies, allergic reactions may occur (shortness of breath, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis). (wikipedia.org)
  • My allergist in North Carolina tests for allergies to pine pollens, and my reaction was a 5 (out of 5), so I guess that enough of us out there are allergic to it, possibly because of the sheer volumes we've encountered. (bio.net)
  • Again, not as an expert (but perhaps due to a modern urban legend), a LARGE (but not ALL) of the problems with pine pollen 'allergies' are due more to the physical effects due to the relatively large (with SPIKES! (bio.net)
  • Generally pollens that cause allergies are those of anemophilous (literally wind-loving) plants, which produce very lightweight pollen grains in great quantities for wind dispersal, and subsequently contacting human nasal passages through breathing. (fact-index.com)
  • The late summer and fall pollen allergies are usually caused by ragweed , a common, anemophilous and inconspicuous flower. (fact-index.com)
  • Arizona was once regarded as a haven for people with pollen allergies, since ragweed does not grow in the desert. (fact-index.com)
  • and early summer grasses may also induce pollen allergies. (fact-index.com)
  • Frequently local governmental authorities publish pollen counts, estimates of the concentration of pollen grains in the air, for the purpose of indicating the relative discomfort that may be experienced by sufferers from hay fever and similar allergies . (britannica.com)
  • Allergy season is now underway, according to news reports, and as climate change continues, it means that the season of pollen may be lasting longer and longer across different regions of the country. (latimes.com)
  • And you can always check pollen counts in your area at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology website. (latimes.com)
  • Why fall pollen allergy season knows few bounds in. (latimes.com)
  • Although pollen is very suitable for all people, except for those who have allergy to pollen , it is especially indicated in cases of convalescence or to prevent the appearance of diseases by endowing the body with greater resistance against them. (botanical-online.com)
  • Allergy to pollen is called hay fever . (fact-index.com)
  • Pine has the biggest pollen grains - which don't wreak as much havoc on allergy sufferers, but they're the ones that coat everything, said Ronald Hendrick, professor of forest ecology at the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. (redorbit.com)
  • The study of pollen is called palynology and is highly useful in paleoecology, paleontology, archaeology, and forensics. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study of pollen is called palynology and is highly useful in paleoecology. (scribd.com)
  • The study of pollen and spores is known as palynology . (britannica.com)
  • prairie hollyhock (Sidalcea malviflora).Scanning electron microscope image of pollen grains from a variety of common plants: sunflower (Helianthus annuus). (scribd.com)
  • allergen Scanning electron microscopic image of pollen from various common plants. (britannica.com)
  • Furthermore, as an adaptation to being borne effectively by the wind, anemophilous pollen must be very light. (wikipedia.org)
  • It acts as a conduit to transport the male gamete cells from the pollen grain, either from the stigma (in flowering plants) to the ovules. (wikipedia.org)
  • The close relationship between insects and angiosperms, as illustrated by this bee collecting pollen from the flower, may have been instrumental in the radiation of flowering plants. (blackwellpublishing.com)
  • Blackmore S, Wortley AH, Skvarla JJ, Rowley JR (2007) Pollen wall development in flowering plants. (springer.com)
  • Pollen is produced in the microsporangium (contained in the anther of an angiosperm flower. (scribd.com)
  • Pollen is produced in the microsporangium ( antherss of an angiosperm flower ). (fact-index.com)
  • Pollen is produced by the stamen, the male reproductive organ of the flower. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pollen deposits on the reproductive organ primarily the stamen triggers the formation of seed in the lower flower structure located under the sepals. (gardenguides.com)
  • Insects involuntarily transporting pollen from flower to flower play an important role in many plants' reproductive cycles. (scribd.com)
  • Pollen consists of one or more vegetative cells and a reproductive cell. (britannica.com)
  • The pollen is transferred to the pollen comb on the hind legs and then combed, pressed, compacted, and transferred to the corbicula on the outside surface of the tibia of the hind legs. (wikipedia.org)
  • There was little formal description of the corbicula before Carl Linnaeus explained the biological function of pollen in the mid-18th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • A century later, the authors of "Imms" included only the terms scopa and corbicula in the index, with "pollen basket" in the text. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Japan a company called Weathernews , Inc is installing hundreds of these stationary allergen detecting "bots" around Tokyo to gather cedar and cypress pollen level data for central analysis, and to provide locals with real time status of the air around them. (medgadget.com)
  • In accessing the pollen of such plants, many pollen-feeding insects form mutually beneficial ecological relationships. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each pollen grain is a minute body, of varying shape and structure, formed in the male structures of seed-bearing plants and transported by various means (wind, water, insects, etc.) to the female structures, where fertilization occurs. (britannica.com)
  • cutting down on outdoor activities--particularly exercise--before 10 A.M. and after 6 P.M. Those are the peak pollen times. (menshealth.com)
  • Don't breathe easy just yet, though -- the San Jose Mercury News reports that, at least in its neck of the woods, pollen season is expected to peak in May. (latimes.com)
  • Pollen is a seasonal problem for millions of people around the world who suffer from allergenic reactions to the antigens embedded on the outer casing of these microscopic grains. (microscopyu.com)