The fertilizing element of plants that contains the male GAMETOPHYTES.
A growth from a pollen grain down into the flower style which allows two sperm to pass, one to the ovum within the ovule, and the other to the central cell of the ovule to produce endosperm of SEEDS.
The transfer of POLLEN grains (male gametes) to the plant ovule (female gamete).
Allergic rhinitis that occurs at the same time every year. It is characterized by acute CONJUNCTIVITIS with lacrimation and ITCHING, and regarded as an allergic condition triggered by specific ALLERGENS.
A plant genus in the family LILIACEAE generally growing in temperate areas. The word lily is also used in the common names of many plants of other genera that resemble true lilies. True lilies are erect perennial plants with leafy stems, scaly bulbs, usually narrow leaves, and solitary or clustered flowers.
A plant genus of the family BETULACEAE. The tree has smooth, resinous, varicolored or white bark, marked by horizontal pores (lenticels), which usually peels horizontally in thin sheets.
Antigen-type substances that produce immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE).
The reproductive organs of plants.
Substances found in PLANTS that have antigenic activity.
A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The POLLEN is one cause of HAYFEVER.
A plant genus of the family CUPRESSACEAE. Cypress ordinarily refers to this but also forms part of the name of plants in other genera.
A plant genus of the family TAXODIACEAE. Its POLLEN is one of the major ALLERGENS.
Proteins found in plants (flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, etc.). The concept does not include proteins found in vegetables for which VEGETABLE PROTEINS is available.
The initial stages of the growth of SEEDS into a SEEDLINGS. The embryonic shoot (plumule) and embryonic PLANT ROOTS (radicle) emerge and grow upwards and downwards respectively. Food reserves for germination come from endosperm tissue within the seed and/or from the seed leaves (COTYLEDON). (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
The element in plants that contains the female GAMETOPHYTES.
The failure of PLANTS to complete fertilization and obtain seed (SEEDS) as a result of defective POLLEN or ovules, or other aberrations. (Dict. of Plant Genet. and Mol. Biol., 1998)
One of many different processes which occur in ANGIOSPERMS by which genetic diversity is maintained while INBREEDING is prevented.
A plant genus of the family BETULACEAE that is distinguished from birch (BETULA) by its usually stalked winter buds and by cones that remain on the branches after the small, winged nutlets are released.
A plant genus of the family Oleaceae. The olive fruit is the source of olive oil.
The encapsulated embryos of flowering plants. They are used as is or for animal feed because of the high content of concentrated nutrients like starches, proteins, and fats. Rapeseed, cottonseed, and sunflower seed are also produced for the oils (fats) they yield.
The atmospheric properties, characteristics and other atmospheric phenomena especially pertaining to WEATHER or CLIMATE.
A plant genus of the family BRASSICACEAE that contains ARABIDOPSIS PROTEINS and MADS DOMAIN PROTEINS. The species A. thaliana is used for experiments in classical plant genetics as well as molecular genetic studies in plant physiology, biochemistry, and development.
A large family of narrow-leaved herbaceous grasses of the order Cyperales, subclass Commelinidae, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). Food grains (EDIBLE GRAIN) come from members of this family. RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL can be induced by POLLEN of many of the grasses.
A plant genus in the family PINACEAE, order Pinales, class Pinopsida, division Coniferophyta. It is the source of cedarwood oil. Cedar ordinarily refers to this but also forms part of the name of plants in other genera.
The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A genus of Eurasian herbaceous plants, the poppies (family PAPAVERACEAE of the dicotyledon class Magnoliopsida), that yield OPIUM from the latex of the unripe seed pods.
Members of the group of vascular plants which bear flowers. They are differentiated from GYMNOSPERMS by their production of seeds within a closed chamber (OVARY, PLANT). The Angiosperms division is composed of two classes, the monocotyledons (Liliopsida) and dicotyledons (Magnoliopsida). Angiosperms represent approximately 80% of all known living plants.
Insect members of the superfamily Apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in North America. They differ from most WASPS in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food.
Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.
The process of germ cell development in plants, from the primordial PLANT GERM CELLS to the mature haploid PLANT GAMETES.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in plants.
An immunoglobulin associated with MAST CELLS. Overexpression has been associated with allergic hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE).
A plant family of the order Fagales, subclass Hamamelidae, class Magnoliopsida. They have simple, serrate, alternate leaves. Male flowers are borne in long, pendulous catkins; the female in shorter, pendulous or erect catkins. The fruit is usually a small nut or a short-winged samara.
Proteins that originate from plants species belonging to the genus ARABIDOPSIS. The most intensely studied species of Arabidopsis, Arabidopsis thaliana, is commonly used in laboratory experiments.
A plant family of the order Pinales, class Pinopsida, division Coniferophyta (conifers). They are mainly resinous, aromatic evergreen trees.
PLANTS, or their progeny, whose GENOME has been altered by GENETIC ENGINEERING.
A plant genus of the family POACEAE that contains the Phl p 4 allergen.
The fusion of a male gamete with a female gamete from the same individual animal or plant.
The reproductive cells of plants.
Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.
The functional hereditary units of PLANTS.
A plant species of the family POACEAE. It is a tall grass grown for its EDIBLE GRAIN, corn, used as food and animal FODDER.
Epicutaneous or intradermal application of a sensitizer for demonstration of either delayed or immediate hypersensitivity. Used in diagnosis of hypersensitivity or as a test for cellular immunity.
A plant genus of the family CUPRESSACEAE. The species are slow growing coniferous evergreen trees or shrubs.
Immunosuppression by the administration of increasing doses of antigen. Though the exact mechanism is not clear, the therapy results in an increase in serum levels of allergen-specific IMMUNOGLOBULIN G, suppression of specific IgE, and an increase in suppressor T-cell activity.
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
A sweet viscous liquid food, produced in the honey sacs of various bees from nectar collected from flowers. The nectar is ripened into honey by inversion of its sucrose sugar into fructose and glucose. It is somewhat acidic and has mild antiseptic properties, being sometimes used in the treatment of burns and lacerations.
The motion of air relative to the earth's surface.
A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain steroidal glycosides.
A plant genus of the family OLEACEAE. Members contain secoiridoid glucosides.
A plant genus of the family Cruciferae. It contains many species and cultivars used as food including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale, collard greens, MUSTARD PLANT; (B. alba, B. junica, and B. nigra), turnips (BRASSICA NAPUS) and rapeseed (BRASSICA RAPA).
A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE with strong-smelling foliage. It is a source of SANTONIN and other cytotoxic TERPENES.
Common member of the Gramineae family used as cattle FODDER. It harbors several fungi and other parasites toxic to livestock and people and produces allergenic compounds, especially in its pollen. The most commonly seen varieties are L. perenne, L. multiflorum, and L. rigidum.
A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for SMOKING.
The process of germ cell development from the primordial GERM CELLS to the mature haploid GAMETES: ova in the female (OOGENESIS) or sperm in the male (SPERMATOGENESIS).

Rational analyses of organelle trajectories in tobacco pollen tubes reveal characteristics of the actomyosin cytoskeleton. (1/2581)

To gain insight into the characteristics of organelle movement and the underlying actomyosin motility system in tobacco pollen tubes, we collected data points representing sequential organelle positions in control and cytochalasin-treated cells, and in a sample of extruded cytoplasm. These data were utilized to reconstruct approximately 900 tracks, representing individual organelle movements, and to produce a quantitative analysis of the movement properties, supported by statistical tests. Each reconstructed track appeared to be unique and to show irregularities in velocity and direction of movement. The regularity quotient was near 2 at the tip and above 3 elsewhere in the cell, indicating that movement is more vectorial in the tube area. Similarly, the progressiveness ratio showed that there were relatively more straight trajectories in the tube region than at the tip. Consistent with these data, arithmetical dissection revealed a high degree of randomlike movement in the apex, lanes with tip-directed movement along the flanks, and grain-directed movement in the center of the tube. Intercalated lanes with bidirectional movement had lower organelle velocity, suggesting that steric hindrance plays a role. The results from the movement analysis indicate that the axial arrangement of the actin filaments and performance of the actomyosin system increases from tip to base, and that the opposite polarity of the actin filaments in the peripheral (+-ends of acting filaments toward the tip) versus the central cytoplasm (+-ends of actin filaments toward to the grain) is installed within a few minutes in these tip-growing cells.  (+info)

Male gametic cell-specific gene expression in flowering plants. (2/2581)

The role of the male gamete-the sperm cell-in the process of fertilization is to recognize, adhere to, and fuse with the female gamete. These highly specialized functions are expected to be controlled by activation of a unique set of genes. However, male gametic cells traditionally have been regarded as transcriptionally quiescent because of highly condensed chromatin and a very reduced amount of cytoplasm. Here, we provide evidence for male gamete-specific gene expression in flowering plants. We identified and characterized a gene, LGC1, which was shown to be expressed exclusively in the male gametic cells. The gene product of LGC1 was localized at the surface of male gametic cells, suggesting a possible role in sperm-egg interactions. These findings represent an important step toward defining the molecular mechanisms of male gamete development and the cellular processes involved in fertilization of flowering plants.  (+info)

Exhaled and nasal NO levels in allergic rhinitis: relation to sensitization, pollen season and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. (3/2581)

Exhaled nitric oxide is a potential marker of lower airway inflammation. Allergic rhinitis is associated with asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. To determine whether or not nasal and exhaled NO concentrations are increased in allergic rhinitis and to assess the relation between hyperresponsiveness and exhaled NO, 46 rhinitic and 12 control subjects, all nonasthmatic nonsmokers without upper respiratory tract infection, were randomly selected from a large-scale epidemiological survey in Central Norway. All were investigated with flow-volume spirometry, methacholine provocation test, allergy testing and measurement of nasal and exhaled NO concentration in the nonpollen season. Eighteen rhinitic subjects completed an identical follow-up investigation during the following pollen season. Exhaled NO was significantly elevated in allergic rhinitis in the nonpollen season, especially in perennially sensitized subjects, as compared with controls (p=0.01), and increased further in the pollen season (p=0.04), mainly due to a two-fold increase in those with seasonal sensitization. Nasal NO was not significantly different from controls in the nonpollen season and did not increase significantly in the pollen season. Exhaled NO was increased in hyperresponsive subjects, and decreased significantly after methacholine-induced bronchoconstriction, suggesting that NO production occurs in the peripheral airways. In allergic rhinitis, an increase in exhaled nitric oxide on allergen exposure, particularly in hyperresponsive subjects, may be suggestive of airway inflammation and an increased risk for developing asthma.  (+info)

LeProT1, a transporter for proline, glycine betaine, and gamma-amino butyric acid in tomato pollen. (4/2581)

During maturation, pollen undergoes a period of dehydration accompanied by the accumulation of compatible solutes. Solute import across the pollen plasma membrane, which occurs via proteinaceous transporters, is required to support pollen development and also for subsequent germination and pollen tube growth. Analysis of the free amino acid composition of various tissues in tomato revealed that the proline content in flowers was 60 times higher than in any other organ analyzed. Within the floral organs, proline was confined predominantly to pollen, where it represented >70% of total free amino acids. Uptake experiments demonstrated that mature as well as germinated pollen rapidly take up proline. To identify proline transporters in tomato pollen, we isolated genes homologous to Arabidopsis proline transporters. LeProT1 was specifically expressed both in mature and germinating pollen, as demonstrated by RNA in situ hybridization. Expression in a yeast mutant demonstrated that LeProT1 transports proline and gamma-amino butyric acid with low affinity and glycine betaine with high affinity. Direct uptake and competition studies demonstrate that LeProT1 constitutes a general transporter for compatible solutes.  (+info)

Process and current status of the epidemiologic studies on cedar pollinosis in Japan. (5/2581)

This paper reviews the present situation and future aspects of epidemiologic studies on Japanese cedar pollinosis. Increase of allergic rhinitis patients is observed in both the Patient Survey and the Reports on the Surveys of Social Medical Care Insurance Services, however, these surveys are conducted when cedar pollens do not pollute the air. Many have reported on the prevalence of pollinosis in limited areas but only a few nationwide epidemiologic surveys have been conducted. Most of the studies were conducted at special medical facilities such as university hospitals. There is a high possibility that patients who visit the specific facilities do not exactly represent the actual number of patients and epidemiologic pictures of pollinosis in Japan. The rapid advances in laboratory test methods may change the diagnostic criteria and increase the number of reported patients. Therefore, the prevalence of Japanese cedar pollinosis in Japan has not been determined yet. Determination of the prevalence of cedar pollinosis and description of the epidemiologic pictures constitute the essential steps toward the control of this clinical entity. Thus it is necessary to conduct an epidemiologic survey on Japanese representative samples with a standardized survey form with clear and concise diagnostic criteria.  (+info)

Pollen ultrastructure in anther cultures of Datura innoxia. I. Division of the presumptive vegetative cell. (6/2581)

Ultrastructural features of embryogenic pollen in Datura innoxia are described, just prior to, during, and after completion of the first division of the presumptive vegetative cell. In anther cultures initiated towards the end of the microspore phase and incubated at 28 degrees C in darkness, the spores divide within 24 h and show features consistent with those of dividing spores in vivo. Cytokinesis is also normal in most of the spores and the gametophytic cell-plate curves round the presumptive generative nucleus in the usual highly ordered way. Further differentiation of the 2 gametophytic cells does not take place and the pollen either switches to embryogenesis or degenerates. After 48-72 h, the remaining viable pollen shows the vegetative cell in division. The cell, which has a large vacuole and thin layer of parietal cytoplasm carried over from the microspore, divides consistently in a plane parallel to the microspore division. The dividing wall follows a less-ordered course than the gametophytic wall and usually traverses the vacuole, small portions of which are incorporated into the daughter cell adjacent to the generative cell. The only structural changes in the vegetative cell associated with the change in programme appear to be an increase in electron density of both plastids and mitochondria and deposition of an electron-dense material (possibly lipid) on the tonoplast. The generative cell is attached to the intine when the vegetative cell divides. Ribosomal density increases in the generative cell and exceeds that in the vegetative cell. A thin electron-dense layer also appears in the generative-cell wall. It is concluded that embryogenesis commences as soon as the 2 gametophytic cells are laid down. Gene activity associated with postmitotic synthesis of RNA and protein in the vegetative cell is switched off. The data are discussed in relation to the first division of the embryogenic vegetative cells in Nicotiana tabacum.  (+info)

Pollen ultrastructure in anther cultures of Datura innoxia. II. The generative-cell wall. (7/2581)

In young pollen grains of Datura innoxia, a wall of the usual hemispherical type separates the 2 gametophytic cells initially and, in the electron microscope, appears as an electron-translucent matrix which is contiguous with the intine. Before detachment of the generative cell from the intine, the matrix decreases in thickness and in places is dispersed altogether leaving the plasmalemmae on either side of it in close apposition. A particularly prominent zone, triangular in profile, is left where the wall joins with the intine. After detachment of the cell, remnants of the matrix can be seen distributed irregularly around the cell and it is supposed that these are partly derived from material in the triangular zone as the cell is drawn away from the intine. The wall residues persist throughout the maturation phase of the pollen and are considered to be either callose resulting from incomplete digestion of the initial wall, or some other polysaccharide material which is unevenly laid down along the wall and concentrated at the junction with the intine. In pollen induced into embryogenesis by anther culture, wall material is also distributed irregularly around the detached cell in a series of discrete zones, but these are more extensive than in vivo, closer together and in many instances highly dilated. The wall profiles thus have a beaded appearance, the 'beads' being connected together by short links of the 2 apposed plasmalemmae. The contents of the swollen zones have a similar electron density to that of the matrix in vivo but also show traces of a fibrillar component. It is postulated that this unusual swelling is a prelude to dispersal of the wall by disruption of the plasmalemmal links and to the establishment of cytoplasmic continuity between the 2 cells. The significance of such binucleate pollen grains in the formation of non-haploid embryos is discussed.  (+info)

Pollen ultrastructure in anther cultures of Datura innoxia. III. Incomplete microspore division. (8/2581)

During the microspore division in Datura innoxia, the mitotic spindle is oriented in planes both perpendicular (PE) and oblique (OB) to the spore wall against which the nucleus is situated. However, irrespective of polarity, the usual type of hemispherical wall is laid down at cytokinesis and isolates the generative cell from the rest of the pollen grain (type A). In PE spores the vegetative nucleus initially occupies a central position in the pollen grain, whereas in OB spores the vegetative nucleus lies at the periphery of the grain close to the generative cell. In anther cultures initiated just before the microspore division is due to take place, no marked change can be observed in either orientation or symmetry of the mitotic spindle when the spores divide. In some, however, cytokinesis is disrupted and deposition of the hemispherical wall arrested. In the absence of a complete wall, differentiation of the generative cell cannot take place and binucleate pollen grains are formed having 2 vegetative-type nuclei (type B). The 2 nuclei in the B pollens are always situated against the pollen-grain wall, suggesting that the disruption phenomenon is related to the OB spores. The incomplete wall always makes contact with the intine on the intine-side of the spindle. Wall material may be represented merely as short stubs projecting out from the intine into the cytoplasm, in which event the 2 nuclei lie close to each other and are separated by only a narrow zone of cytoplasm. In other grains the wall is partially developed between the nuclei and terminates at varying distances from the tonoplast; in these, the nuclei are separated by a wider zone of cytoplasm. The significance of these binucleate grains in pollen embryogenesis is discussed.  (+info)

During pollen development each product of meiosis undergoes a stereotypical pattern of cell divisions to give rise to a three-celled gametophyte, the pollen grain. First an asymmetric mitosis generates a larger vegetative cell and a smaller generative cell, then the generative cell undergoes a second mitosis to give rise to two sperm cells. It is unknown how this pattern of cell divisions is controlled. We have identified an Arabidopsis gene, SIDECAR POLLEN, which is required for the normal cell division pattern during pollen development. In the genetic background of the NoO ecotype, sidecar pollen heterozygotes have about 45% wild-type pollen, 48% aborted pollen and 7% pollen with an extra cell. Homozygous sidecar pollen plants have about 20% wild-type pollen, 53% aborted pollen and 27% extra-celled pollen. Similar ratios of sidecar pollen phenotypes are seen in the Columbia ecotype but sidecar pollen is a gametophytic lethal in the Landsberg erecta ecotype. Thus this allele of sidecar pollen ...
During pollen development each product of meiosis undergoes a stereotypical pattern of cell divisions to give rise to a three-celled gametophyte, the pollen grain. First an asymmetric mitosis generates a larger vegetative cell and a smaller generative cell, then the generative cell undergoes a second mitosis to give rise to two sperm cells. It is unknown how this pattern of cell divisions is controlled. We have identified an Arabidopsis gene, SIDECAR POLLEN, which is required for the normal cell division pattern during pollen development. In the genetic background of the NoO ecotype, sidecar pollen heterozygotes have about 45% wild-type pollen, 48% aborted pollen and 7% pollen with an extra cell. Homozygous sidecar pollen plants have about 20% wild-type pollen, 53% aborted pollen and 27% extra-celled pollen. Similar ratios of sidecar pollen phenotypes are seen in the Columbia ecotype but sidecar pollen is a gametophytic lethal in the Landsberg erecta ecotype. Thus this allele of sidecar pollen ...
The sporadic nature of inflorescence production and flower protogyny in caladium (Caladium ×hortulanum Birdsey) makes it desirable to store pollen and to rapidly assess its viability for cross-pollinations in breeding programs. This study was conducted to develop a procedure to determine caladium pollen viability and to use that procedure to evaluate the effect of short-term storage conditions on pollen viability. The sucrose level in the culture medium was found to have a significant impact on the in vitro germination of caladium pollen; a concentration of 6.8% was determined to be optimal for pollen germination. Caladium pollen lost viability within 1 day under room (24 °C) or freezing (-20 °C) temperatures, but could be stored at 4 °C for 2 to 4 days. Pollen stored at 4 °C produced successful pollinations. Data obtained from large-scale greenhouse pollinations supported use of this in vitro germination assay as a convenient way to evaluate caladium pollen viability (and fertility). ...
The classification of grass pollen is a classic problem in palynology. One approach to this problem is to image grass pollen using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and to construct morphotypes on the basis of surface ornamentation patterns. In this paper, we construct a database of published SEM images of grass pollen surface ornamentation and use this database to review the status and utility of grass pollen morphotypes. Very little SEM data on grass pollen surface ornamentation have been collected. There are more SEM data on the pollen of species from larger subfamilies such as the Pooideae, but there are no SEM data on the pollen of relatively small subfamilies or the early-diverging APP clade of grasses. The available data support the following six morphotypes: the Hordeum-type, Triticum-type, Avena-type, Setaria-type, Pariana-type and Stipa-type. The phylogenetic distribution of these morphotypes cannot be assessed reliably with the available data, but the Pariana and Stipa types are ...
Physician reviewed timothy grass pollen allergen extract patient information - includes timothy grass pollen allergen extract description, dosage and directions.
Three years data of aerobiology of Islamabad (2005, 2006, and 2007) indicate that Islamabad is among the cities with highest pollen counts in the world. In our study of 3 years, highest pollen count was that of B. papyrifera on 10th March 2006 (34, 320 pollens/m3 air). The highest pollen count was seen in study of Domínguez[15] with data of last 25 years indicating that in Andalusia, South Spain, the higher pollen count belonged to Olea europaea. During only one day (May 22, 1991), 38, 393 olive pollen grains per cubic meter were detected in the air in Córdoba city [15].. For the first time, pollen and mold calendar of Islamabad was prepared from 3-year study (Tables 5, 4, 5). In spring (March to April), B. papyrifera pollens are the causes of severe allergic diseases like asthma, allergic rhinitis, and urticaria, whereas in fall (July to September), pollens of Cannabis are causing these allergic diseases. Grass pollens and molds are present throughout the year and are causing the above ...
Pollen is a fine powder consisted of microspores (pollen grains), which are the male gametes of higher plants. Pollen is produced in the microsporangium (antherss of an angiosperm flower). Pollen grains come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and surface markings characteristic of the species (see photomicrograph at right). Most, but certainly not all, are spherical. Pollen grains of pines, firs, and spruces are winged. The smallest pollen grain, that of the Forget-me-not plant (Myosotis sp.), is around 6 μm (0.006 mm) in diameter. The study of pollen is called Palynology and is highly useful in paleontology, archeology, and forensics.. The transfer of pollen grains to the female reproductive structure (carpel in angiosperms) is called pollination. Allergy to pollen is called hay fever. 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 ...
top 4 methods of pollen preparation palynologyerdtmans method of pollen preparation: g.erdtman (1952, 1964) suggested a widely accepted standard method of pollen preparation, and this method is called acetolysis method. in this method, pollen grains are treated with a mixture of 9 parts acetic anhydride and 1 part concentrated sulphuric acid. 4. pollination ampcrosspolination: all you need to know as a realize when the wind blows, pollen is scattered in the air. this allows the pollen to land inside the female flower. but when a bee lands inside a flower, it will get pollen on it. when the bee lands on the next flower, the pollen collected from the previous flower will fall off into the new flower. if the flower is female, pollination has a guide to isolation distances seed savers exchangekeep in mind that plants exchange pollen only during flowering, and isolation is required only when two or more varieties are flowering at the same time. as a general rule, plants that primarily selfpollinate ...
Smiljanica, K., et al. In-depth quantitative profiling of post-translational modifications of Timothy grass pollen allergome in relation to environmental oxidative stress. Environment International. 126, 644-658. 8/3/2019.. An association between pollution (e.g., from traffic emissions) and the increased prevalence of respiratory allergies has been observed. Field-realistic exposure studies provide the most relevant assessment of the effects of the intensity and diversity of urban and industrial contamination on pollen structure and allergenicity. The significance of in-depth post-translational modification (PTM) studies of pollen proteomes, when compared with studies on other aspects of pollution and altered pollen allergenicity, has not yet been determined; hence, little progress has been made within this field. We undertook a comprehensive comparative analysis of multiple polluted and environmentally preserved Phleum pratense (Timothy grass) pollen samples using scanning electron microscopy, ...
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Understanding the processes which underlie pollen release is key to efficient production of hybrid crops. Pollen is produced in compartments termed locules, which reside within the anther. Surrounding the locules are two cell layers: an outer epidermis and an inner endothecium. During pollen development, endothecial cells undergo secondary thickening - a process by which cell walls are lined by a helical arrangement of lignin fibres, strengthening the layer and providing a natural resistance to bending. Pollen release occurs as a result of an anther dehiscence process, during which the anther wall splits, exposing the pollen to the environment. A number of processes have been proposed to drive this process. In this report, we examine one such process: that in which anther dehiscence is driven by dehydration of the epidermis, which results in contraction of this layer and an associated change to the preferred curvature of the locule. We extend an existing bilayer model to incorporate expansion ...
Pollen is the haploid microgametophyte generation in seed plants and is considered the male partner in sexual reproduction. In flowering plants pollen comprises either two or three cells when shed from the flower. Both pollen types possess a large vegetative cell containing within, a single generative cell (bicellular pollen) or sperm cell pair (tricellular pollen). Pollen shows a wide variation in size, shape and surface patterning. Pollen grains vary in diameter from 5 µm in Myosotis (forget-me-not) to more than 200 µm in Curcurbita (ie melon) and round, ellipsoid and multifaceted pollen types occur ...
To fully understand the breeding potential of triploid herbaceous peony cultivars, and to promote the development of new peony cultivars and extend their culture in China, three triploid cultivars, Brightness, Roselette and Coral Sunset, were selected to investigate their pollen viability and fertility. In addition, fluorescence microscopy was used to observe pollen germination and pollen tube growth on the stigma of the domestic diploid cultivar Fen Yu Nu, which was used as the female parent of the three triploid cultivars. Our results show that pollen viability of the three triploid cultivars was very low, being highest (6.7%) in Brightness and lowest (2.2%) in Coral Sunset, and that the pollen grains of the three triploid cultivars had a very low germination rate on the maternal stigma, caused by very short pollen tubes that could not penetrate the stigma. Profuse callose was found in papillose cells of the stigma and pollen tubes and a large number of pollen grains detached from ...
Hay Fever sufferers can gain a great advantage in the management of their symptoms if they are made aware of the daily pollen count. This can enable them to plan ahead in their use of drugs and in their exposure to possible pollen sources.. The Councils Environmental Monitoring Team provides daily counts of the grass pollen levels measured in the Bath area. The grass pollen monitoring usually takes place from May or June to August.. This monitoring is carried out on behalf of the Met Office and the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU) and is part of a UK network of pollen monitoring sites.. Pollen is collected via a pollen trap located in as open an area as possible then analysed under the microscope to give the final count. More Information on the Pollen Forecast can be found on the Met Office Web site: ...
POLLEN. Though palynology, which denotes the study of pollen and spores, is not a household word in Texas, the allergic effects of airborne pollen and spores are well known throughout the state. In technical terms, pollen is the microscopic mature or immature multinucleate gametophyte generation of seed plants. Its most important function is to carry the sperms needed for plant reproduction. A spore, on the other hand, is a cellular agent of asexual reproduction. Spores and pollen are similar in shape and size, in their ability to remain preserved in sediments for millions of years, and in their ability to be produced and dispersed by the millions. In addition, each spore or pollen grain type is morphologically unique to its plant species.. Each year thousands of Texans are immobilized by the crippling effects and allergic reactions caused by inhaling pollen and spores. It is estimated that the pollen count exceeds 500 pollen grains and spores per cubic meter of air during an average spring day ...
RNA and protein synthesis during in vitro pollen germination and tube elongation in Pinus monticola and other conifers. 2001. Fernando, D.D.; Owens, J.N.; Yu, X; Ekramoddoullah, A.K.M. Sexual Plant Reproduction 13: 259-264.. Année : 2001. Disponible au : Centre de foresterie du Pacifique Numéro de catalogue : 18385. La langue : Anglais. Disponibilité au SCF : Commander une copie papier (gratuite). Sélectionner. ...
In this study, the response of pollens obtained from inflorescences of table grape cultivars Italia and Cardinal to different plant growth regulators added to the medium in Petri dishes was evaluated. Statistical analysis showed that pollen germination of cv. Italia was not influenced (p≥0.05) by the plant growth regulators (Table 1). Pollens not treated with any plant growth regulators (control) showed 26.08% germination, while the highest ratio was obtained from 0.001 mg L-1 EBR treatment (44.40%). The lowest percentage of germination was obtained from the application of 0.1 mg L-1 HBR (17.85%). Although no significant differences were observed, it was seen in the mean values of the applications that as the amount of GA3 in the combination treatments increased, the mean ratio of pollen germination slightly decreased. In addition, homobrassinolide yielded higher germination compared to epibrassinolide. Pollens of cv. Cardinal, on the other hand, responded significantly (p≤0.01) ...
In flowering plants, the anther is the site of male gametophyte development. Two major events in the development of the male germline are meiosis and the asymmetric division in the male gametophyte that gives rise to the vegetative and generative cells, and the following mitotic division in the generative cell that produces two sperm cells. Anther transcriptomes have been analyzed in many plant species at progressive stages of development by using microarray and sequence-by synthesis-technologies to identify genes that regulate anther development. Here we report a comprehensive analysis of rice anther transcriptomes at four distinct stages, focusing on identifying regulatory components that contribute to male meiosis and germline development. Further, these transcriptomes have been compared with the transcriptomes of 10 stages of rice vegetative and seed development to identify genes that express specifically during anther development. Transcriptome profiling of four stages of anther development in rice
Cypress pollen is another source of pollen coronae in Japan. However, the season of Japanese cypress pollen is almost same as that of our cedar pollen so that it is hard to distinguish its contribution from the cedar pollens contribution. (The amount of cypress pollen is less than cedar pollen ...
These symptoms could be contributed to a pollen allergy, typically referred to as hay fever.. Weeds, grasses, trees, and some shrubs are the common culprits for pollen. Weeds have commonly been determined to be the most productive of pollen producers and are identified as the plant that causes the most allergies.. How does pollen cause my symptoms?. When pollen is inhaled through the nose and throat, the body experiences an immune response that results in hay fever, because it attaches to the cells and creates histamine. It is this releasing of histamine that causes the symptoms of pollen allergy.. How can I avoid pollen?. The most overlooked way to avoid pollen is a simple change of your home air filter. Air filters are proven to reduce many of the common airborne contaminants, such as pollen, from the air you breathe. In addition to changing your air filter on a regular basis, here are some other things you can do to avoid pollen this spring:. ...
Wind pollination is a successful strategy for many plants, and pollen can be transported over long distances. Many agricultural or biological questions relate to gene flow mediated by pollen, and information on gene flow is crucial to understand introgression and seed purity. However, it is important to distinguish between work carried out on gene flow (including cross pollination) and that carried out on pollen deposition itself. This is also true for assessing genetically modified (GM) crops. With GM crops, gene flow may lead either to introgression into wild relatives [1]-[3] or to the presence of GM material in seeds, harvested materials, feed, or foodstuffs. Because there is a legal obligation for GM and GM-free agriculture to co-exist in Europe [4],[5], much research has been carried out to understand and manage gene flow from GM crops to other crops of the same or closely related species [6]-[13].. Pollen dispersal, independent of its ability to facilitate vertical gene flow, has been ...
Pollens practically-indestructible shell structure has long inspired the biomimetic design of organic materials. However, there is limited understanding of how the mechanical, chemical, and adhesion properties of pollen are biologically controlled and whether strategies can be devised to manipulate pollen beyond natural performance limits. Here, we report a facile approach to transform pollen grains into soft microgel by remodeling pollen shells. Marked alterations to the pollen substructures led to environmental stimuli responsiveness, which reveal how the interplay of substructure-specific material properties dictates microgel swelling behavior. Our investigation of pollen grains from across the plant kingdom further showed that microgel formation occurs with tested pollen species from eudicot plants. Collectively, our experimental and computational results offer fundamental insights into how tuning pollen structure can cause dramatic alterations to material properties, and inspire future
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) fused to the F-acton binding domain of mouse talin labels the actin cytoskeleton in the living generative and sperm cells of a third generation transgenic rice (Oryza sativa L.) plant, A005-G-T 1-2. Observations were made on pollen at four major developmental stages, viz. I. uni-nucleate microspore stage; II. early bi-cellular pollen stage; III. late bi-cellular pollen stage; and IV. tri-cellular pollen stage. At each of these developmental stages vegetative nucleus, generative nucleus/ cell, and sperm cells were seen undergoing continuous and coordinated motion and migration. These movements seemed to be influenced by associated microfilament networks existing in the pollen. Based on these observations we propose that it is the interaction between the microfilament networks (usually one existing in the central cytoplasm and another in the cortex) that controls the dynamic movement of the vegetative nucleus, generative nucleus/cell and sperm cells. Furthermore, we ...
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PREMISE: The lack of ability to measure pollen performance traits in mixed pollinations has been a major hurdle in understanding the mechanisms of differential success of compatible pollen donors. In previous work, we demonstrated that nonrandom mating between two accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana, Columbia (Col) and Landsberg (Ler), is mediated by the male genotype. Despite these genetic insights, it was unclear at what stage of reproduction these genes were acting. Here, we used an experimental strategy that allowed us to differentiate different pollen populations in mixed pollinations to ask: (1) What pollen performance traits differed between Col and Ler accessions that direct nonrandom mating? (2) Is there evidence of interference competition? METHODS: We used genetically marked pollen that can be visualized colorimetrically to quantify pollen performance of single populations of pollen in mixed pollinations. We used this and other assays to measure pollen viability, germination, tube growth,
There are many different types of pollen and these are released into the air throughout the year- this is why different people can suffer from hay fever at different times of the year. For example, you might be allergic to yew pollen and experience symptoms earlier in the year (normally peaking at the end of February); whereas, someone else may be allergic to grass pollen, and experience symptoms in the summer months.. Its useful to have an idea of what type of pollen sets you off. You can work this out by taking note of the time of year you experience symptoms then looking to see what pollen is released at that time (see our table below for this information). Checking pollen counts on the days you suffer the most and recording the date will also help you narrow down your particular allergy. You can also visit your pharmacist and ask about having a skin prick test or blood test to identify the exact pollen grains you are allergic too.. Once you know what type of pollen aggravates your hay fever ...
In higher plants, timely degradation of tapetal cells, the innermost sporophytic cells of the anther wall layer, is a prerequisite for the development of viable pollen grains. However, relatively little is known about the mechanism underlying programmed tapetal cell development and degradation. Here, we report a key regulator in monocot rice (Oryza sativa), PERSISTANT TAPETAL CELL1 (PTC1), which controls programmed tapetal development and functional pollen formation. The evolutionary significance of PTC1 was revealed by partial genetic complementation of the homologous mutation MALE STERILITY1 (MS1) in the dicot Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). PTC1 encodes a PHD-finger (for plant homeodomain) protein, which is expressed specifically in tapetal cells and microspores during anther development in stages 8 and 9, when the wild-type tapetal cells initiate a typical apoptosis-like cell death. Even though ptc1 mutants show phenotypic similarity to ms1 in a lack of tapetal DNA fragmentation, delayed ...
Maize is wind pollinated and produces huge amounts of pollen. In consequence, the Cry toxins expressed in the pollen of Bt maize will be dispersed by wind in the surrounding vegetation leading to exposure of non-target organisms (NTO). NTO like lepidopteran larvae may be affected by the uptake of Bt-pollen deposited on their host plants. Although some information is available to estimate pollen deposition on host plants, recorded data are based on indirect measurements such as shaking or washing off pollen, or removing pollen with adhesive tapes. These methods often lack precision and they do not include the necessary information such as the spatial and temporal variation of pollen deposition on the leaves. Here, we present a new method for recording in situ the amount and the distribution of Bt-maize pollen deposited on host plant leaves. The method is based on the use of a mobile digital microscope (Dino-Lite Pro, including DinoCapture software), which can be used in combination with a notebook in the
Download this stock image: Pollen grains from different plants, computer illustration. Pollen grain size, shape and surface texture differ from one plant species to another, as seen here. The outer wall (exine) of the pollen in many plant species is highly sculpted which may assist in wind, water or insect dispersal. This pollen sculpting is also used by botanists to recognise plant species. Pores in the pollen wall help in water regulation and germination. These reproductive male spores produced by seed plants contain the male gametes. Pollen fertilises the female egg, with subsequent formation of plant seeds. - KDG9N5 from Alamys library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.
Bee pollen allergic reaction symptoms - Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies? Yes. The pollens that cause allergies are very small, and carried by the wind. Flowers need bees to cross-pollinate, because the pollen is too big and heavy to be carried by the wind. Since theyre not airborne, people cant inhale them and react to them. Thus, the pollens found in bee pollen are not the pollens that cause your allergic symptoms.
In this study, immunologic interactive effects between timothy grass pollen grains and their PCGs were performed by an evaluation of allergy (humoral and cellular responses) and inflammatory parameters on Brown Norway rats, a good animal model of pollen allergy [17]. In parallel, allergic and inflammatory responses of these interactive effects were compared with those obtained on rats sensitized and challenged with only one aeroallergen, pollen grains or PCGs.. Our findings showed that combined effects between pollen and PCGs induce humoral responses. Previous studies showed that PCGs and pollen grains induced humoral responses on Brown Norway rats [9, 10, 16] when each aeroallergenic source was used for both sensitization and challenge. PCGs can also trigger IgE-mediated reactions in grass pollen-sensitive patients [4].. Humoral responses on allergic PG and GP groups were influenced mainly by PCGs. On these groups (PG and GP groups), the IgE and IgG1 levels were not different from those ...
Pollen is the natural food of bees and provides most of the nutrients bees require for growth and health. Honey provides very little nutrition, except carbohydrates which are essential for heat and movement. Pollen supplies all the rest, and bees cannot live long or raise brood for long without pollen.. Ingredients like properly selected brewers yeast and soy flours (but not all kinds) can come quite close to the bees needs for amino acids (protein), but adding natural pollen improves the diet considerably particularly when bees are not able to forage for pollen and also increases the rate of patty consumption. If the bees can get some natural pollen outside the hive, then supplements alone can be sufficient.. We make patties with various percentages of pollen, as well as straight supplement, and although most people request pollen, yeast, soy & sugar, we can make patties with any ingredients you request, including BeePro , MegaBee , FeedBee or other ingredients like egg or casein. (See ...
Orthogonal test design for optimizing culture medium for in vitro pollen germination of interspecific oil tea hybrids. - Texas A&M University (TAMU) Scholar profile, educations, publications, research, recent courses, and student works
Nutritional Benefits of Pollen - Bee pollen is a nutrient rich food supplement easily added to your regular diet. There is a lot of myth and misinformation about the benefits of bee pollen. It contains 22 known essential nutritional elements which are beneficial to humans .. Bee pollen may be eaten by the teaspoonful as a food supplement. We recommend ½ a teaspoon twice daily. Stir it into yogurt, honey, or applesauce. Sprinkle it on your salad or cereal or take it straight with water or fruit juice. If you are a new pollen consumer, start off with small doses (4-6 pellets) to gauge how your bodys system will accept pollen. Doing so will help minimize a reaction to the natural substance. Like any food, there is a small chance of an allergic reaction to the pollen. Speak with your doctor if you have any concerns regarding bee pollen and allergies.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Examination of climatological wind patterns and simulated pollen dispersion in a complex island environment. AU - Viner, Brian J.. AU - Arritt, Raymond W.. AU - Westgate, Mark E.. PY - 2017/8/1. Y1 - 2017/8/1. N2 - Complex terrain creates small-scale circulations which affect pollen dispersion but may be missed by meteorological observing networks and coarse-grid meteorological models. On volcanic islands, these circulations result from differing rates of surface heating between land and sea as well as rugged terrain. We simulated the transport of bentgrass, ryegrass, and maize pollen from 30 sources within the agricultural regions of the Hawaiian island Kauai during climatological conditions spanning season conditions and the La Niña, El Niño, and neutral phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. Both pollen size and source location had major effects on predicted dispersion over and near the island. Three patterns of pollen dispersion were identified in response to ...
Bee Pollen Other name(s): pollen General description Pollen is found in flowering plants. Bees collect pollen while theyre searching for nectar. Pollen can be gathered from bees. It can also be harvested from plants by machines. Bee pollen contains the male reproductive cells (gametes) of flowers. It also contains digestive enzymes from bees. Pollen is rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, and amino acids. Its also an excellent source of antioxidants. Its exact composition varies. This ...
We investigated whether the use of an intranasal corticosteroid can modify BHR during the grass pollen season in patients with mild asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis. The effect of FP on BHR was studied in one season and the effect of equipotent doses of FP and BDP was studied in the next season. In the first season we found a significant and equal increase in BHR in patients in both the FP and placebo groups. In the next season we observed no increase in BHR in patients given placebo nor in those treated with BDP or FP. As expected, we found a decrease in nasal symptoms with intranasal corticosteroids. Rather unexpectedly, we found an improvement in % predicted FEV1 under low allergen exposure in the patients treated with BDP or FP. Thus, intranasal steroids were not able to prevent the increase in BHR which occurred in the first season nor to reduce BHR in the second season.. The increase in BHR during the grass pollen season is thought to be caused by a gradual cumulative effect of ...
Each spring, summer, and fall, tiny particles are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. These particles, known as pollen, hitch rides on currents of air. Although their mission is to fertilize parts of other plants, many never reach their targets. Instead, they enter human noses and throats, triggering a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis called pollen allergy, which many people know as hay fever or rose fever (depending on the season in which the symptoms occur). Of all the things that can cause an allergy, pollen is one of the most widespread. Many of the foods, drugs, or animals that cause allergies can be avoided to a great extent; even insects and household dust are escapable. Short of staying indoors when the pollen count is high--and even that may not help--there is no easy way to evade windborne pollen.. People with pollen allergies often develop sensitivities to other troublemakers that are present all year, such as dust mites. For these allergy sufferers, the sneezin season has ...
The spatial genetic structure of plant populations is determined by a combination of gene flow, genetic drift, and natural selection. Gene flow in most plants can result from either seed or pollen dispersal, but detailed investigations of pollen and seed flow among populations that have diverged following local adaptation are lacking. In this study, we compared pollen and seed flow among 10 populations of sweet vernal grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum) on the Park Grass Experiment. Overall, estimates of genetic differentiation that were based on chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) and, which therefore resulted primarily from seed flow, were lower (average FST = 0.058) than previously published estimates that were based on nuclear DNA (average FST = 0.095). Unlike nuclear DNA, cpDNA showed no pattern of isolation by adaptation; cpDNA differentiation was, however, inversely correlated with the number of additions (nutrients and lime) that each plot had received. We suggest that natural selection is restricting ...
Ragweed (Ambrosia sp.) pollen grains (yellow) sticking to an anther, scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Pollen grains are reproductive structures produced by the male parts of flowering plants. Ragweed releases 1.6 million pollen grains per hour, which are highly allergic and a major contributor to hayfever. - Stock Image C002/6317
Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 12: 851-859 (2012) ISSN 1303-2712 DOI: 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_4_13 Effects of Dietary Propolis and Pollen on Growth Performance, Fecundity and Some Hematological Parameters of Oreochromis niloticus Amany A. Abbass1,*, Amel M. El-Asely1, Mohamed M.M. Kandiel1 1 Benha University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Deptartment of Fish Diseases and Management, Banha, Al Qalyubiyah, Egypt. * Corresponding Author: Tel.: +2013 2461 411; Fax: +2013 2461 411; E-mail: [email protected] Received 16 July 2012 Accepted 18 October 2012 Abstract This study aimed at identifying the effects of propolis and honeybee pollen (HBP) on growth performance, fecundity and some hematological indices of liver and kidney functions of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus supplemented with 2.5% of propolis or HBP in diet for 21 days. The results showed that dietary propolis or HBP significantly (P,0.05) improved Specific Growth Rate (SGR), Average Daily Gain ...
Researchers from Purdue University then monitored the pollen sources and pesticide levels over a period of 16 weeks. Krupke was surprised to find out that the bees had the tendency to wander off to different plants, even though the hives were set next to corn fields. In fact, crop pollen was a minor part of what the insects collected. This provided proof that bees are more exposed to chemicals than previously thought. Bee pollen is full of pesticides, scientists found. The different kinds of pesticides discovered in the pollen samples were overwhelming.. Kupke found 29 pesticides in the meadow sites pollen, 29 pesticides in the pollen from treated corn fields. A staggering number of 31 pesticides were found in the pollen from untreated corn fields.. Some pesticides were expected. For example, neonicotinoids. These were known to cause a decline in the population of bees, as previous studies already showed. Apart from neonicotinoids, researchers found high amounts of pyrethroids as well. This is ...
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Tenigenous marine and continental sediments constitute pollen reservoirs able to fulfil the lack of Pleistocene data extracted from autochtonous lacustrine sediments for palaeovegetation reconstructions. Nevertheless, it is essential to constrain the signification of the pollen signal in such still under-exploited sediments. This article introduces a study carried out on the shelf of the Gulf of Lions. It aims at (1) highlighting the transport of pollen grains and the signification of the record in that area as well as at (2) discussing the pollen transport in various sedimentary contexts. The present study was carried out on surface water of the Rhone River, sea water and surface sediments of the shelf of the Gulf of Lions. The pollen content of the Rhone River and of its plume is in agreement with the season of sampling. On the contrary, the other samples of sea water did not contain any pollen grain. The samples from the surface sediments of the shelf are very rich in pollen grains and ...
Pollen of anemophilous plants prevailed at all monitoring sites while pollen of entomophilous taxa occurred sporadically or in very low amounts. A similar pattern was reported in southeast Poland, however, with a different floral composition due to climatic differences. In Poland, pollen of the allergenic alder tree (Alnus sp.) accounts for most of the pollen count while in central Croatia the most allergenic weed, ragweed (Ambrosia sp.) does (Kasprzyk, 1999). Monthly pollen concentrations showed two peaks, in April and August, at all three sampling sites. These peaks coincided with the flowering of generally anemophilous tree and weed, especially ragweed. Similar results have also been reported from central Italy and south France (Clot, 2001; Emberlin et al., 1993; Spieksma and Frenguelli, 1991; J ger et al., 1991). Between-site differences were observed: monthly pollen concentrations measured in April at the Zagreb and Samobor sampling sites exceeded those recorded at the Ivani c Grad sampling ...
This year, were seeing what we term the allergy season come in stronger due to weather and linked, more and more, to climate change.. Allergy sufferers may have wondered why their seasonal allergy symptoms seem to start earlier and last longer into the spring, and even dragged out to the summer. Those sufferers afflicted by pollen from trees starting in May this year can take heart that they werent just imagining that they are suffering longer and more severely, especially since the tree allergy season clearly overlapped with higher concentrations of grass and even weed pollen. The grass pollen release has lasted longer and is even projected to recur in September when a second grass pollen season during Indian summer is common.. A long-term study, led by a Rutgers University clinician and scientist, has been reporting pollen counts for the past 25 years and has been studying the impact of climate change in New Jersey and the continental United States. In New Jersey, the tree season has been ...
Sunflower pollen (Helianthus sp), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The outer wall (exine) has many small spiky projections. The pollen gets caught in the body hairs of insects visiting the flower. Cross pollination occurs when insects fly to another similar flower and pollen is left behind. Pollen contains the male reproductive cells of a plant. When the pollen grain, containing the male gametes, lands on the stigma of a flower, it germinates. A pollen tube grows out from the germinal pore, down through the stigma, to the ovary. The male nuclei pass down the tube, fertilize the ovules and seed is formed. Humans can also be allergic to daisy pollen. Magnification: x260 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image C032/4451
I have been using a bee pollen supplements product for about two years now and I really do believe its been the main reason why Ive avoided colds and flu when the rest of my family have come down with them on a regular basis. I sometimes feel a cold coming on, but by the next morning symptoms disappeared. I dont suffer any allergic reactions or side effects to this amount of bee pollen. A lot of people take bee pollen, but what are the benefits of bee pollen, how much should you take and are there any health studies to back up the claims made by so many for this miracle supplement?. I personally take about 15 g of the pollen a day and find that to be effective, but the doses that other people recommend varying enormously. For example in Robert Risters book Healing Without Medication, he suggests that bee pollen should not be taken for any more than two weeks of the time to prevent forming an allergy to the preparation. He also quotes typical doses as 1 - 1.5 grams per day which is well ...
BRAMBATTI, Adriana; BRAMMER, Sandra Patussi; WIETHOLTER, Paula e NASCIMENTO JUNIOR, Alfredo do. Genetic stability in triticale estimated by pollen viability. Arq. Inst. Biol. [online]. 2016, vol.83, e0802014. Epub 15-Dez-2016. ISSN 0020-3653. The study aimed to infer about the genetic stability from the pollen viability in hexaploid triticale genotypes used in block crossings breeding program from Brazilian Company of Agriculture Research (Embrapa Wheat). The experiments were conducted in a randomized design. For each genotype five repetitions were assessed. Each replication consisted of one plant and each replication consisted of one plant. Two hundred pollen grains were analyzed by optical microscopy and by the squash technique with 1% acetic carmine dye per slide, totalizing 1,000 pollen grains per genotype. The variables analyzed were: binucleate and trinucleate pollen grains, with little starch, empty, with more than one pore and with different ...
Bee pollen, dubbed a miracle food, is a nutritionally-rich substance that provides bees with everything they need to survive. Forever sources its pollen using a patented pollen trap which collects pollen without destroying the colony. This pollen has then been combined with honey and royal jelly to create Forever Bee Pollen, a fresh and potent supplement.
Seed cones and pollen cones[edit]. Tamarack is monoecious. Male and female cones are small, either solitary or in groups of 2 ...
After arriving, the pollen grain (an immature microgametophyte) typically completes its development. It may grow a pollen tube ... Pollen production[edit]. A typical anther contains four microsporangia. The microsporangia form sacs or pockets (locules) in ... The stamen (plural stamina or stamens) is the pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower. Collectively the stamens form ... Pollen of angiosperms must be transported to the stigma, the receptive surface of the carpel, of a compatible flower, for ...
Pollen. The fruit is a seedpod 15-30 centimetres (5.9-11.8 in) long, containing several seeds. The seedpod dries completely on ...
The pollen of the eudicots dates back 125 million years, so the lineage of monocots should be that old too.[43] ... Pollen: Number of apertures (furrows or pores) Monocolpate (single aperture or colpus) Tricolpate (three) ... In contrast monosculate pollen is considered an ancestral trait, probably plesiomorphic.[36] ... trimerous flowers and monosulcate pollen are also found in magnoliids,[34] of which exclusively adventitious roots are found in ...
Bennett, K.D.; Willis, K.J. (2001). "Pollen". In Smol, John P.; Birks, H. John B. Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake ... Sporopollenin is a chemically resistant polymer found in the outer cell walls of spores and pollen of land plants responsible ... Palynology, the analysis of fossil pollen deposits in sediments from thousands or millions of years ago allows the ... monoecious flowers often have self-incompatibility mechanisms that operate between the pollen and stigma so that the pollen ...
"The Environment in Context". Pollen. Retrieved 2020-11-24. Mullin, Rick (August 24, 2020). "The rise of environmental justice ...
CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Edgeworth, M. P. (1877). Pollen. "Review of Pollen by M. P. Edgeworth". Nature. 16: 499 ... xxi.) Pollen (Hardwicke + Bogue, 1877) His meticulous diaries from the years 1828 (just a few years before going to India) to ... The Potomac Valley Chapter North American Rock Garden Society The Harvard University Herbarium Pollen (1877). ...
Pollen; Although pollen is not directly consumed an amount of pollen is stuck to the Hummingbird's beak thus being ingested, ... only about 10% of ingested pollen is actually digested and provides a small amount of protein. Birdlife International (2014). " ...
"Okkupasjoner i Oslo 1970-2011" (PDF). Pollen. 1. 2011. "Arbeidskollektivet Hjelmsgate 3 (Oslo)". Underskog. Retrieved 12 ...
Pollen. Denis Archer, 1933. (Re-issued with extra material by Side Real Press, 2013) No Sense in Form. Denis Archer, 1933. But ...
English translations include: Pollen "Pollen" . Writings of Novalis, Volume 2 - via Wikisource. This and subsequent wikisource ... In Pollen, Novalis writes "We are on a mission: Our calling is the cultivation of the earth", arguing that human beings come to ... This version of Pollen is the one published in the Athenaeum in 1798, which was edited by Schlegel. and includes four of ... This volume includes Pollen, Faith and Love or the King and Queen, Political Aphorisms, Christianity or Europe: A Fragment. It ...
"Meet Bo Thao-Urabe". Pollen. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2019-03-25. "Seeking Peace, Security, and Home: Our Journeys as Refugees". ...
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They also like to lick soft, sweet fruit; pollen; and nectar. Like most Phelsuma spec., this species can be quite quarrelsome ...
"Okkupasjoner i Oslo 1970-2011" (PDF). Pollen. 1. 2011. Fahlenbrach, Kathrin; Sivertsen, Erling; Werenskjold, Rolf (February ...
Nowakowski, TJ; Pollen, AA; Di Lullo, E; Sandoval-Espinosa, C; Bershteyn, M; Kriegstein, AR (5 May 2016). "Expression Analysis ...
A. F. halensis was described based on fossilised pollen from sediments in the Hale Basin of central Australia, dated to the ... Early Tertiary pollen of probable Droseracean affinity from central Australia. Spec. Pap.-Palaeontol. 35: 163-178. ...
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They have an OPALS allergy scale rating of 7 (out of 10), whereas female trees, which can produce no pollen, have an OPALS ... Male plants produce small pollen cones with sporophylls, each bearing two microsporangia spirally arranged around a central ...
"Pollen Count". Sporthorse Data. Retrieved 23 April 2020. Colour Chart - Derby 1992. ... Pollen Count (16th) - Exported to Zimbabwe 1992 Derby Days. Tempus. 2004. p. 137. ISBN 0-7524-3202-8. "Stammtafeln". Galopp ... 1st Lingfield Derby Trial Pollen Count - 1st Sandown Classic Trial Ninja Dancer - 8th Feilden Stakes, 5th Predominate Stakes ...
Pollen wasps in the subfamily Masarinae gather nectar and pollen in a crop inside their bodies, rather than on body hairs like ... Since wasps generally do not have a fur-like covering of soft hairs and a special body part for pollen storage (pollen basket) ... Mud daubers and pollen wasps construct mud cells in sheltered places. Potter wasps similarly build vase-like nests from mud, ... "Pollen Wasps". USDA Forest Service. Retrieved 5 August 2015. Machado, Carlos A.; Robbins, Nancy; Gilbert, M. Thomas; Herre, ...
Pollen 1912. Campbell 1921, p. 857. Gonzalez 1985, p. 144. Mullins, Mark R., ed. (2003). Handbook of Christianity in Japan. ... ISBN 978-1-57607-940-9. Pollen, John Hungerford (1912). "Society of Jesus". In Herbermann, Charles (ed.). Catholic Encyclopedia ...
pollen diagram pollen profile pollen spectrum A series of side-by-side graphs, produced by archaeobotanists and palynologists, ... Usually presented vertically, with the shallowest samples at the top and the deepest at the bottom, to represent a pollen core ... "How To Read A Pollen Diagram". Maryland Archeobotany. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Retrieved 2017-01-31. Kipfer, ... ISBN 978-0-7134-7169-4. Kipfer, Barbara Ann (2010). "pollen diagram". Archaeology Wordsmith. Retrieved 2017-01-31. " ...
Pollen, 1988. Randwick Heritage Study. Pollon, F.; Healy, G., eds. (1988). Randwick entry, in 'The Book of Sydney Suburbs'. ...
Pollen, an important component of sediment cores, can also be found in ice cores. It provides information on changes in ... Reese, C.A.; Liu, K.B.; Thompson, L.G. (26 July 2017). "An ice-core pollen record showing vegetation response to Late-glacial ... and pollen. The lowest layer of a glacier, called basal ice, is frequently formed of subglacial meltwater that has refrozen. It ...
Anthers are purple; pollen yellow. California chaparral and woodlands Tropicos The Plant List Jepson Manual Treatment - Allium ...
Anthers are purple or yellow; pollen yellow. This plant was a food and flavoring for the Paiute people. The Plant List Tropicos ...
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  • The pollen that's most often responsible for causing allergies comes from grasses, trees, and weeds. (
  • But horrible puns aside, pollen allergies are no joke. (
  • Up to 70 percent of those with pollen allergies experience unpleasant reactions after eating certain foods. (
  • When certain fresh fruits, raw vegetables, seeds or nuts are consumed, typically during spring and early fall when inhalant allergies are more common like hay fever, the body's immune system recognizes and essentially mistakes a plant protein in the food for pollen, and this irritant triggers what allergy specialists call a cross-reaction. (
  • OAS] may affect up to 5 percent of the population, and is clearly more prevalent among those with seasonal pollen allergies, specifically those who have an allergic sensitivity to tree, weed and/or grass pollen," Clifford Bassett, MD, founder and medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York, and assistant clinical professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine, told Reader's Digest . (
  • 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 . (
  • Pollen is a major trigger for people who suffer from allergies. (
  • Pollen is one of the most common causes of allergies in the United States. (
  • In people with pollen allergies, the immune system mistakenly identifies the harmless pollen as a dangerous intruder. (
  • Some people have pollen allergies year-round, while others only have them during certain times of the year. (
  • Making certain lifestyle changes can also help relieve the symptoms associated with pollen allergies. (
  • What are the different types of pollen allergies? (
  • This can cause severe allergic reactions in some people with pollen allergies. (
  • Grass is the primary trigger of pollen allergies during the summer months. (
  • However, the AAAAI reports that allergy shots and allergy tablets can be highly effective in relieving symptoms of grass pollen allergies. (
  • Ragweed plants are the main culprits of allergies among weed pollens. (
  • Generally, pollens that cause allergies are those of anemophilous plants, because the lightweight pollen grains are produced in great quantities for wind dispersal. (
  • Since this pollen does not become airborne, however, these plants are not repsonsible for allergies. (
  • The late summer and fall pollen allergies are usually caused by ragweed ( Ambrosia aratemisiifolia and Ambrosia trifida ), a widespread anemophilous plant . (
  • Arizona was once regarded as a haven for people with pollen allergies, since ragweed does not grow in the desert. (
  • Anemophilous spring blooming plants such as oak (Quercus), birch (Betula), hickory (Carya), pecan (Carya illinoinsis), and early summer grasses may also induce pollen allergies. (
  • Did you know that pets can suffer from pollen allergies just like humans? (
  • You can't keep your dog indoors for months on end if pollen allergies hit - they'll still need regular walkies! (
  • These can help strengthen the skin's barrier and stop your dog suffering as badly form pollen allergies. (
  • Pollen allergies are among the most common allergies in humans and felines. (
  • Cats that suffer from pollen allergies have an immune system deficiency, and the immune system doesn't recognize the pollens and considers them as a threat, so histamines will be produced. (
  • The pollen allergies are not fully treatable, but can be managed. (
  • How do certain foods make grass pollen allergies worse? (
  • How do dry, windy days make grass pollen allergies worse? (
  • How does an unmowed lawn make grass pollen allergies worse? (
  • For the 40 million Americans who have indoor/outdoor allergies, the pollen explosion translated into runny noses, scratchy throats and itchy eyes. (
  • Allergies develop when pollen or another allergen triggers the immune system to produce an antibody called IgE. (
  • 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. (
  • And you can always check pollen counts in your area at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology website. (
  • Why fall pollen allergy season knows few bounds in. (
  • Allergy shots can help make you less sensitive to pollen and provide long-term relief. (
  • In a food-pollen allergy, the primary problem is the pollen, not the food itself. (
  • 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. (
  • Allergy shots help build up your body\u2019s defenses against allergy triggers such as pollen. (
  • Welcome to the AAAAI's National Allergy Bureau™ (NAB™), your most trusted resource for accurate pollen and mold levels. (
  • PFAS is a food allergy based on the cross-reactivity of pollen antigens and food antigens. (
  • Thanks to improvements in techniques for antigen analysis, elucidation of the pathogenesis underlying pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS) has advanced markedly. (
  • Birch pollen-related soya allergy is mediated by Gly m 4, which is a PR-10. (
  • [ 31 ] reported that the binding of IgE to soybean protein was inhibited by at least 80% by the addition of birch pollen protein in 9 of the 11 patients, and thus suggested that birch pollen allergens are the primary sensitizing agents in these patients, leading to soy allergy by means of cross-reaction with soy proteins, especially Gly m 4. (
  • The air coming off the ocean has no pollen, which explains why a trip to Santa Cruz or San Francisco can help allergy sufferers. (
  • Goldsobel says San Jose may not actually have more allergy sufferers than the rest of California, but people have it worse due to a stagnant, pollen- and mite-infested air basin. (
  • They are used to treat hayfever caused specifically by an allergy to grass pollen. (
  • Hay fever symptoms such as a runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis) and itchy, red, watery eyes (allergic conjunctivitis) caused by grass pollen allergy in adults and children aged five years and over. (
  • The medicine is used to prevent hayfever symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose (allergic rhinitis) and itchy, red watery eyes (allergic conjunctivitis) that are caused by a grass pollen allergy. (
  • The allergy must be diagnosed with a positive skin prick test and/or specific IgE test to grass pollen. (
  • What is a pollen allergy? (
  • A pollen allergy may also be referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. (
  • What are the symptoms of a pollen allergy? (
  • How is a pollen allergy diagnosed? (
  • Your doctor can usually diagnose a pollen allergy. (
  • How is a pollen allergy treated? (
  • Allergy to pollen is called hay fever. (
  • Try to work out when in the year your pet is most affected by their pollen allergy. (
  • Allergy injections are immunization shots that will help the cat be less sensitive to pollens. (
  • 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. (
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Pollen Allergy. (
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Pollen Allergy. (
  • The pollen produced by mugwort, which is already aggressive enough, then becomes even more of a problem for allergy and asthma sufferers," they explain. (
  • Some of these changes in pollen due to climate change could have major impacts on human health such as increasing individuals' exposure to pollen and their risk of having allergy and/or asthma symptoms. (
  • Technically a collective term for pollen grains ( microspores ) produced in the anthers of flowering plants. (
  • 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. (
  • Pollen grains have a hard coat made of sporopollenin that protects the gametophytes during the process of their movement from the stamens to the pistil of flowering plants, or from the male cone to the female cone of coniferous plants. (
  • The pollen tube acts as a conduit to transport the male gamete cells from the pollen grain-either from the stigma (in flowering plants) to the ovules at the base of the pistil or directly through ovule tissue in some gymnosperms. (
  • When pollen lands on a compatible pistil of flowering plants. (
  • 1] but each pollen grain contains vegetative (nonreproductive) cells (only a single cell in most flowering plants but several in other seed plants) and a generative (reproductive) cell containing two nuclei: a tube nucleus (that produces the pollen tube) and a generative nucleus (that divides to form the two sperm cells). (
  • Each pollen grain contains vegetative (non-reproductive) cells (only a single cell in most flowering plants but several in other seed plants) and a generative (reproductive) cell. (
  • In flowering plants the vegetative tube cell produces the pollen tube, and the generative cell divides to form the two sperm nuclei. (
  • In flowering plants pollen comprises either two or three cells when shed from the flower. (
  • The tiny male fertilizing agent of flowering plants, trees, grasses and weeds that are called pollen can cause sneezing, congestion, runny noses and worse. (
  • Pollen tube guidance towards the ovule is an important step for fertilization in flowering plants. (
  • Nagoya, Japan - Fertilization in flowering plants occurs by the delivery of sperm cells to the ovule by the precise growth of pollen tubes from pollen. (
  • Pollen is the grains or tiny seeds of flowering plants, trees, and grasses. (
  • Though pollen counts are typically higher during the warmer seasons, some plants pollinate year-round. (
  • Pollen counts are highest at midday, so do outdoor tasks early or late in the day, or enlist a family member to do them for you. (
  • Your trusted source for accurate pollen counts. (
  • He adds that rinsing trees at the garden reduces pollen counts, and suggests simply bathing trees rather than cutting them down. (
  • Instead pollen counts fluctuate throughout the year, growing highest in early spring. (
  • This year we have introduced a new chart feature which allows users to compare their survey score to others and also to our daily pollen counts. (
  • Summer days can bring about high pollen counts and that can mean irritation and misery for pets with hay-fever. (
  • Where can I find pollen counts? (
  • There are several organizations outside of EPA that provide pollen counts. (
  • Pollen kunnen nu al voor hooikoorts zorgen", De Telegraaf , 22 December 2018). (
  • Liven up your space with our Pollen 2018 wall calendars, and bring harmony to your day-to-day. (
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  • En Botánica, el tubo polínico es una prolongación en forma de tubo que emiten los granos de polen luego de aterrizar en los estigmas de las flores y que actúa como un transporte de los gametos masculinos desde el grano de polen hasta el óvulo. (
  • In April so far, many regions of the United States seem to have been spared the respiratory onslaught suffered last year -- perhaps because of a generally wetter spring season delaying certain tree species' pollen release. (
  • Pollen-based reconstructions can potentially resolve mean annual and seasonal trends because each plant species has its own sensitivity to winter cold and summer warmth. (
  • For example, the populations of some species decline above or below certain temperatures, and so the abundance of pollen from such species in fossil samples can be used as a proxy of temperature. (
  • honeybee pollination Pollen-covered honeybee ( Apis mellifera ) on a purple crocus ( Crocus species). (
  • The structure of a pollen grain is oftentimes so distinctive that in some cases species may be identified by pollen grains alone. (
  • Our investigation of pollen grains from across the plant kingdom further showed that microgel formation occurs with tested pollen species from eudicot plants. (
  • Common features of pollen grains across various plant species include a microcapsule structure, function-driven shape, and ornamental architecture 12 . (
  • A few species and varieties of fruit trees are referred to as "self-pollinating," because they use their own pollen to set fruit and do not depend on pollen from another variety. (
  • This allergic reaction is caused by pollen from different species of plants (predominantly grass) and trees. (
  • Pollen is a very fine powder produced by trees, flowers, grasses, and weeds to fertilize other plants of the same species. (
  • There are hundreds of plant species that release pollen into the air and trigger allergic reactions. (
  • Pollen grains come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and surface markings characteristic of the species (see photomicrograph at right). (
  • Cross-pollination, which is when the pollen of one plant fertilizes another plant of the same species, occurs in a huge number of plants, including corn, w. (
  • This species, which is an exotic in the Netherlands, produces large amounts of strongly allergenic pollen. (
  • By removing plants before they begin flowering, nuisance from the pollen can be prevented, and the species is less likely to spread. (
  • In addition, there is a 'perceived lack of severity regarding its health impacts,' the report said, in part because pollen's impact varies so much 'from individual to individual and with a large dependence on the particular pollen species. (
  • Instead of a gradual, species-by-species release of pollen, the trees stored up until the weather got balmy. (
  • Bee pollen refers to the flower pollen that collects on the legs and bodies of worker bees. (
  • Whenever a bee collects food from a flower, pollen sticks to its furry body. (
  • Viruses that could play a role in the recent decline in honeybee colonies may be spreading through flower pollen, new research finds. (
  • If pollen lands on a compatible pistil or female cone, it germinates, producing a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule containing the female gametophyte. (
  • There are numerous types of pollens in the environment and it is difficult to establish the culprit allergen. (
  • If you are allergic to many types of pollens - tree, grass and weed you may find you also react to a wide range of plant foods. (
  • Pollen exposure can trigger various allergic reactions, including symptoms of hay fever. (
  • Pollen exposure can also trigger symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. (
  • Münstedt K, Voss B, Kullmer U, Schneider U, Hübner J. Bee pollen and honey for the alleviation of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients. (
  • Early-spring symptoms indicate you're probably allergic to tree pollen," says Richard Honsinger, M.D., clinical professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. (
  • When they breathe in pollen, it can trigger their asthma symptoms. (
  • These antibodies can then bind to any grass pollen that you encounter during the grass pollen season and prevent it from causing allergic symptoms. (
  • If your allergic symptoms do not improve during the first years pollen season your doctor will not continue to prescribe the tablets, because they are unlikely to be effective for the following years pollen season. (
  • For example, people who are sensitive to birch pollen usually have increased symptoms during the spring when birch trees are in bloom. (
  • The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of pollen can be used to improve symptoms related to respiratory problems , such as colds , flu , sorethroat , COPD , etc. (
  • If you're allergic to grasses, your symptoms are more likely to be triggered by particular fruits and vegetables that have proteins like those in pollen. (
  • Plants pollinated by insects and birds usually have sticky pollen and conspicuous flowers with colorful petals that often secrete perfume or nectar or both to attract the agents. (
  • Both pollen and nectar are important food for bees. (
  • Bees collect nectar to make into honey and to make 'bee bread'-pollen packed by workers into tiny balls with a bit of nectar added. (
  • Bees, in their quest for nectar to take back to the hive, become pollen-laden couriers. (
  • The granules, orange, yellow, green or brown, are formed by bees from the pollen and nectar of the plants . (
  • But selenium also ends up in the pollen and nectar of the flowers. (
  • Kristen Hladun and John Trumble of the University of California, Riverside were surprised to find that nectar and pollen collected from plants grown in a laboratory contained between 108 and nearly 2,000 parts per million of selenium -- many times the lethal level for most insects. (
  • If bees mix only a fraction of high-selenium pollen and nectar into their diets, it may act like a medicine, protecting them against diseases. (
  • Although pollen grains are microscopic in size and are thus visible to the human eye only in quantity, they are so diversified in appearance that plants are often identifiable by their pollen alone, e.g., by pathology. (
  • Each microscopic grain of pollen contains proteins that can cause allergic reactions when breathed in. (
  • allergen Scanning electron microscopic image of pollen from various common plants. (
  • 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. (
  • You are looking at microscopic images of ~55-million-year old pollen grains and spores that were isolated from a geologic unit known as the Marlboro Clay in Maryland. (
  • After successful pollination , the pollen germinates on the surface of the stigma of the pistil and produces a tube that grows down through the style to an ovule inside the ovary at the base of the pistil. (
  • Pollen grains, like sperms, are always produced in much greater quantities than are actually used, particularly by those plants that rely on the wind for pollination (e.g., grasses and conifers). (
  • 1 The structure of pollen 2 Pollination 3 Pollen as a carrier of ecological information in plants 4 Pollen in the fossil record 5 Hay fever o 5. (
  • The transfer of pollen grains to the female reproductive structure ( pistil in angiosperms) is called pollination . (
  • Pollen in plants is used for transferring haploid male genetic material from the anther of a single flower to the stigma of another in cross-pollination. (
  • A pollen tube is a hollow tube that forms from a pollen grain after pollination. (
  • Wind pollination occurs when the pollen from flowers is transported by the wind. (
  • Pollination is the process whereby pollen grains move from the anther to the stigma on a flower's style, while fertilization is the fusion of the male game. (
  • Cross-pollination is the transport of pollen from a single plant to a different plant by insects or the wind. (
  • Early summer means grass pollen, and if it's late summer into fall, chances are you're allergic to weeds like ragweed, tumbleweed or pigweed. (
  • But in the valley, the hills, which are covered in weeds and pollen, keep everything encapsulated. (
  • Tiny grains of pollen are released into the atmosphere by a wide spectrum of flowers, trees, weeds, grasses and other plants that reproduce seasonally. (
  • The combination of both increasing CO2 and, of course, warmer temperatures is likely to exacerbate both weed growth and pollen production from those weeds," Ziska said. (
  • The pollen has to get inside the stigma to fertilise the flower. (
  • The pollen needs to get inside the stigma. (
  • Pollen can't move on its own - it needs something to transfer it to the stigma of another plant. (
  • The pollen falls off into the stigma of the next flower the bee visits. (
  • The pollen wall protects the sperm nucleus while the pollen grain is moving from the anther to the stigma. (
  • When placed on the stigma, under favorable circumstances, the pollen grain puts forth a pollen tube which grows down the tissue of the style to the ovary, and makes its way along the placenta, guided by projections or hairs, to the mouth of an ovule. (
  • Pollen grains germinate on the surface of the stigma in the flower by forming a pollen tube which usually emerges through one of the apertures in the pollen grain wall. (
  • You're probably allergic to pollen if you get a runny nose and itching or burning eyes during one season, but feel fine the rest of the year. (
  • Inside of these pollen grains are proteins that commonly cause allergic reactions (such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes) when breathed in. (
  • For people with hay fever, also known as "allergic rhinitis," breathing in pollen can cause sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. (
  • Additionally, given their remarkably symmetrical structure and surface patterns, fresh and preserved pollen grains are readily recognizable under the microscope . (
  • The term pollen is found in biology texts, but is furthermore in common use when identifying the causative agent of hay fever . (
  • Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, occurs when allergens like pollen enter your body and your immune system mistakenly identifies them as a threat. (
  • The proteinaceous substance in many pollen grains (namely, ragweed and many grasses ) induces an allergic reaction commonly known as hay fever . (
  • We advise users of predicted high pollen days with push notifications and users can tell us how they are feeling via our hay fever symptom survey. (
  • In order to help these patients taking these measures and support the medical doctor in diagnosing hay fever, every week a so-called pollen forecast is given, which is broadcasted on Radio 1. (
  • Its pollen has long been recognized as a trigger for hay fever. (
  • Hay fever is an allergic reaction that is caused by pollen from trees, grasses and herbaceous plants. (
  • When this pollen is dispersed by the wind, people with hay fever suffer from sneezing, red and itchy eyes and a stuffy nose. (
  • Weather conditions determine when 'hay fever plants' flower and how much pollen they release into the atmosphere. (
  • It provides an updated and balanced overview of the current state of knowledge and future research perspectives regarding how pollen tubes' growth is driven and regulated by molecular interactions underlying the cellular processes. (
  • Pollen grains are also remarkable for the length of the tubes some must produce: corn pollen tubes may grow 8 or 10 in. (
  • Characteristics such as the exine sculpturing and the size and number of apertures through which the pollen tubes grow are useful as taxonomic tools. (
  • Pollen tubes were first discovered by Giovanni Battista Amici in the 19th century. (
  • Pollen tubes penetrate the ovule of a flower and release male gametes. (
  • Pollen tubes only grow at their tips, and they do so at a very fast rate and reach extended lengths. (
  • The pollen tubes of most plants contain two layers: an inner sheath of callose, which is a substance made out of sugars, and an outer coating of pectin, cellulose and hemicellulose. (
  • The long-standing model of tip growth in pollen tubes considers that exocytosis and growth occur at the apex and that the pool of very small vesicles in the apical dome contains secretory (exocytic) vesicles. (
  • However, recent work on vesicle trafficking dynamics in tobacco pollen tubes shows that exocytosis occurs in the subapical region. (
  • Pollen tube guidance plays a crucial role in controlling the growth of pollen tubes and a pollen tube attractant peptide LURE is secreted from the synergid cells next to the egg cell within the ovule to lead to successful fertilization. (
  • In hives affected by colony collapse disorder-a phenomenon that surfaced in U.S. honeybee colonies in 2006-worker bees vanish en masse. (
  • When Cox-Foster's team collected university-owned honeybees as the insects were harvesting pollen, they found that some bees were healthy but their pollen loads were contaminated. (
  • This indicated that at least one type of virus-deformed wing virus, another fatal bee disease-was spreading from the pollen to the bees, and not always the other way around. (
  • For those who can't quite remember their grade-school lessons on stamens and stigmas and how bees fit in, it breaks down like this: Flowers that bloom and bear fruit need pollen to pass from the male to female parts of the bloom. (
  • Bees collect pollen from the plants and transport it to their honeycomb in the form of granules, which they make themselves. (
  • Foraging honey bees collect pollen from plants and transport it to the beehive, where it's stored and used as food for the colony ( 1 ). (
  • Every morning during daylily season, it has been a race to get to the daylilies and get their pollen before the marauding carpenter bees swoop in and steal it. (
  • The carpenter bees are out there zooming among the daylilies, busily harvesting the pollen that I need. (
  • Several types of bees collect pollen for their own use and robbing you of a cross doesn't bother them a bit. (
  • The study of pollen and spores is known as palynology . (
  • was a series of catalogs of fossil spores and pollen from various times and places, published by Penn State University between the 1950s and 1980s. (
  • Google Books has volume 41 , "Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary Spores and Pollen from the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. (
  • Google Books has volume 42 , "Cretaceous Spores and Pollen from the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. (
  • Did you know fossil pollen and spores can help us understand past climate variability? (
  • Le tube pollinique est un tube émis par un grain de pollen après germination qui lui permet de conduire les gamètes mâles jusqu'à l'ovule. (
  • Germination of the microspore begins before it leaves the pollen-sac. (
  • The pollens are small particles that play an important role in the germination of plants. (
  • germination of the pollen grain may begin even before it leaves the microsporangium, with the generative cell forming the two sperm cells. (
  • The pollen grain is actually the male gametophyte generation of seed plants (see reproduction ). (
  • أنبوب اللقاح (بالإنجليزية: Pollen Tube) هو بنية أنبوبية ينتجها الطور المشيجي المذكر (gametophyte) للنباتات البذرية عندما تنبت. (
  • Nice pictures, but Iris pollen isn't a seed, it's pollen, the endosporic male gametophyte, and so that image is magnified many more times than the others. (
  • The amount and type of pollen in the air depends on the season and geographic region. (
  • This is known as an allergic reaction, and the specific type of pollen that causes it is known as an allergen. (
  • In angiosperms and certain gymnosperms, the vegetative cell forms the pollen tube that grows to meet the unfertilized ovules, and the reproductive cell is the source of the sperm . (
  • Each pollen grain contains one or two generative cells (the male gametes) and a vegetative cell. (
  • In this position the nucleus undergoes first pollen mitosis (pollen mitosis I) which results in the formation of two unequal cells, a large vegetative cell and a small generative cell each containing a haploid nucleus. (
  • The generative cell subsequently detaches from the pollen grain wall and is engulfed by the vegetative cell forming a unique 'cell within a cell' structure. (
  • The engulfed generative cell divides once more by mitosis (pollen mitosis II) to form the two sperm cells completely enclosed within the vegetative cell cytoplasm either before pollen is shed (tricellular pollen) or within the pollen tube (bicellular pollen). (
  • Both pollen types possess a large vegetative cell containing within, a single generative cell (bicellular pollen) or sperm cell pair (tricellular pollen). (
  • The vegetative cell which comprises the bulk of the pollen cytoplasm is responsible for the development of the pollen tube. (
  • Pollen is an airborne allergen that can affect our health. (
  • Pollen is produced in such quantities that it is a significant component of the airborne constituents of Earth's atmosphere , especially in areas over continents . (
  • It relies on data from 248 airborne-pollen-monitoring sites in 31 countries. (
  • When we inhale pollen, they end up on our nasal mucosa and here, they diminish the expression of genes that are important for the defense against airborne viruses," study author Stefanie Gilles, PhD, chair of environmental medicine at the Technical University of Munich in Germany, said in a press conference. (
  • The study authors think pollen may cause the body to drop its defenses against the airborne virus that causes COVID-19, too. (
  • In studies of real fields of oilseed rape, some as large as 10 hectares, the Scottish team showed that the density of airborne pollen 100 metres away could be as high as 69 per cent of the density at the edge. (
  • Birch pollen is one of the most common airborne allergens during the spring. (
  • Their two-fold task involved analyzing the different kinds of airborne plant pollen and measuring the concentration of endotoxins in the air. (
  • In the future, we will be able to indirectly use the pollen count to forecast very high levels of airborne endotoxin pollution. (
  • The waxy outer covering (which contains proteins and sugar-an additional attraction to pollen-gathering insects) is marked by characteristic patterns of ridges, spines, and knobs and is capable of expanding and contracting in the presence of moisture or dryness. (
  • The pollen grain surface is covered with waxes and proteins. (
  • PFS affects your immune cells, which recognise the shape of proteins in tree, grass and weed pollens. (
  • Plant proteins found in raw fruits and vegetables, soy and nuts have a similar shape to the pollen proteins. (
  • Brown SM, Crouch ML (1990) Characterization of a gene family abundantly expressed in Oenothera organensis pollen that shows sequence similarity to polygalacturonase. (
  • Triporate pollen of Oenothera speciosa Pollen of Lilium auratum showing single sulcus (monosulcate) Arabis pollen has three colpi and prominent surface structure. (
  • Pollen levels in Atlanta have dropped considerably since last week, when the count was more than 5,000 particles per cubic meter. (
  • Fig. 1: Engineering dynamic responsiveness in pollen particles. (
  • d Size characterization of treated pollen particles as a function of KOH incubation time, as measured by DIPA. (
  • e Cross-sectional CLSM images of pollen-derived microgel particles. (
  • Pollen is a simple particle-system screensaver for Mac OS X. A bunch of "pollen" particles are moved around by various forces, producing a variety of drifting and swarming motions. (
  • recorded a pollen level of over 8,000 particles per cubic foot, the highest ever seen at that station. (
  • Climate change will potentially lead to both higher pollen concentrations and longer pollen seasons, causing more people to suffer more health effects from pollen and other allergens. (
  • Higher pollen concentrations and longer pollen seasons can also make you more sensitive to allergens. (
  • It's a conclusion that matches a February study published by the National Academy of Sciences that found 'increases in pollen concentrations and longer pollen seasons' since 1990. (
  • Networking is a MinnPost section that features Pollen, a networking newsletter for professionals written by Lars Leafblad of KeyStone Search, an executive search firm in Minneapolis. (
  • Tree pollen hits hard during the spring. (
  • Wait until spring, when pine tree pollen production is at its height. (
  • for example, if your dog is allergic to tree pollen, woodland walks are best avoided when trees are producing pollen. (
  • The tree pollen burst has settled down somewhat, and allergists aren't yet sure how severe the grass pollen season, which starts in a few weeks, will be. (
  • The smallest pollen grain.1 In humans 7 Forensic palynology 8 See also 9 References 10 External links [edit] The structure of pollen Pollen itself is not the male gamete. (
  • Conversely, Pseudoarabidopsis had the smallest pollen (mean 18.4 µm) in the Camelineae. (
  • The smallest pollen grain, that of the Forget-me-not plant ( Myosotis sp. (
  • The smallest pollen grain, that of the forget-me-not (Myosotis spp. (
  • The book offers experimental and theoretical solutions to help established researchers and newcomers to the field alike solve the many mysterious behaviors of pollen tube tips. (
  • Each pollen grain contains two sperm nuclei and one tube nucleus. (
  • The aperture gap in the exine layer is integral to pollen tube growth and is neighbored by pollen wall regions with distinct material properties. (
  • Pollen tube elongation is an integral stage in the plant life cycle. (
  • 006 mm) in diameter.a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule of a receptive ovary. (
  • The pollen tube passes through the wall by way of structures called apertures. (
  • The male cells are carried to their destination in the tip of the pollen tube. (
  • For the pollen tube does grow dirrectly towards the ovules. (
  • Test-tube, animal and some human studies have shown that bee pollen antioxidants can reduce chronic inflammation, eliminate harmful bacteria, fight infections and combat the growth and spread of tumors ( 7 ). (
  • The two sperm cells are then transported within the pollen tube and delivered to the embryo sac inside the ovule to allow fertilisation to occur. (
  • Uncovering hidden treasures in pollen tube growth mechanics. (
  • In order for this to happen, a pollen tube attractant peptide LURE guides the pollen tube precisely to the ovule. (
  • LURE1 has already been identified in a model plant Arabidopsis thaliana , and there have been reports on the presence of receptors on the pollen tube responsible for detecting LURE1. (
  • In order to identify the exact receptor on the pollen tube for LURE, Tetsuya Higashiyama, a professor at Nagoya University and his collaborators at Tsinghua University who have expertise in structural biology of plant ligands and receptors, performed analyses of the complexes by X-ray crystallography. (
  • As a result, they were able to determine that LURE specifically binds to a protein receptor called PRK6 (pollen receptor-like kinase 6) on the pollen tube. (
  • This unique binding scheme between LURE and PRK6 appears to reflect the precise control mechanism of the direction of pollen tube growth. (
  • The team tested the degree of binding and pollen tube guidance by switching around the amino acids, and found that both arginine (R83) located in LURE and aspartic acid (D234) in PRK6 were important. (
  • Our lab has worked intensively to identify the pollen tube attractant peptide LURE and its receptor protein PRK6, and this time, we were able to determine the crystal structure of the LURE bound complex to prove that PRK6 is the actual receptor of LURE," says Higashiyama. (
  • El tub pol·línic de la majoria de les plantes que tenen llavors actua com un conducte que transporta les cèl·lules espermàtiques des del gra de pol·len als òvuls a la base del pistil (en les plantes amb flors) o directament a través dels teixits dels òvuls en algunes gimnospermes (coníferes i gnetòfites). (
  • The pollen tube's directional growth through the pistil toward the flower's ovary is essential for egg fertilization. (
  • Pollen is a powdery substance consisting of pollen grains which are male microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce male gametes (sperm cells). (
  • Pollen is a remarkable natural material that plays a critical role in plant reproduction and transfers viable cellular material (i.e., male gametes or sperm cells) between different reproductive parts of plants 1 , 2 . (
  • Kew Gardens (that is, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew) is trying to collect and bank the seeds and pollen from 10% of the world's plants - a nice 21st-century continuation of the stunning collecting effort that started in the 1700s and helped supply evidence, via Joseph Dalton Hooker , that proved crucial to Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection. (
  • The best way to counter this is to collect the pollen anthers the previous day or be an early riser. (
  • They say pollen could be a culprit in respiratory infections, not because the viruses hitch a ride on pollen grains and travel into our mouth, eyes, and nose, but because pollen seems to perturb our immune system, even if a person isn't allergic to it. (
  • However, if it's worse in summer and better in winter, pollen is the most likely culprit! (
  • The injections are an option only if the culprit pollens are detected, because the injection will contain the substances in the pollens the cat is allergic to. (
  • The culprit for this year's bumper crop of pollen is the weather, according to Portnoy. (
  • To download the free app Sydney Pollen Count and Forecast by Plenum, get iTunes now. (
  • It also provides a year round 7 days forecast of grass pollen levels in Sydney, Australia. (
  • I can not evaluate it fully in such a short time but it has given me the idea it could be a great tool for the asthmatics using the forecast of pollen count and possibly take extra caution on those days. (
  • Check the pollen forecast each day so you know what to expect . (
  • The pollen deposits on the reproductive organ primarily the stamen triggers the formation of seed in the lower flower structure located under the sepals. (
  • Pollen is the primary trigger and causes a cross-reaction to plant foods. (
  • Both warmer temperatures and carbon dioxide trigger plants to grow faster and larger - and to produce more pollen. (
  • Pollen exposure can also cause asthma attacks in people who have asthma and for whom pollen is an asthma trigger . (
  • Pollen consists of one or more vegetative cells and a reproductive cell. (
  • Collectively, our experimental and computational results offer fundamental insights into how tuning pollen structure can cause dramatic alterations to material properties, and inspire future investigation into understanding how the material science of pollen might influence plant reproductive success. (
  • Insects involuntarily transporting pollen from flower to flower play an important role in many plants' reproductive cycles. (
  • Little is known about pollen morphology in these taxa, and this limits research on gene flow, aerobiology, reproductive biology, systematics and palaeobotany. (
  • People with respiratory illnesses like asthma may be more sensitive to pollen. (
  • Exposure to pollen has been linked to asthma attacks and increases in hospital admissions for respiratory illness. (
  • Many people with asthma are allergic to pollen. (
  • Last year, one study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that in Maryland, the earlier pollen season led to a 17% overall increase in asthma-related hospitalizations. (
  • Allergic conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the lining of the eye (conjunctiva) due to exposure to allergens like those in pollen. (
  • n", "explanation": "As much as possible, limit your exposure to pollen and other allergens. (
  • Over the years, the slides have badly deteriorated by exposure to light (they're left on the microscope for many hours) so that visitors have trouble even finding the pollen on the slides, not to mention difficulty in seeing the details. (
  • May 26-There is a growing public health threat in Maine from pollen exposure driven by the climate crisis, a new air quality report by the state Department of Environmental Protection warns. (
  • Climate change is lengthening the 'pollen/mold season' in Maine,' the report said, 'resulting in increased exposure' and 'more frequent allergic reaction episodes amongst those afflicted with respiratory disease. (
  • Despite its pervasiveness, pollen exposure has received very little attention from the public health and air monitoring communities,' the report said. (
  • The exposure to the pollen was so great that it overwhelmed the medicine," he said. (
  • Pollen exposure can also result in "allergic conjunctivitis" in some individuals, causing red, watery, or itchy eyes. (
  • In angiosperms , pollen is produced by the anthers of the stamens in flowers . (
  • Apple pollen under microscopy Pollen is produced in the microsporangia in the male cone of a conifer or other gymnosperm or in the anthers of an angiosperm flower. (
  • Pollen is produced within the anthers (microsporangia or pollen sacs) of the flower. (
  • Neither do I like the idea of prying open blooms in order to steal the pollen anthers. (
  • March 10, 2021 -- Scientists trying to understand the recurring waves of coronavirus infections around the globe say they've noticed a pattern: As pollen levels increased in outdoor air in 31 countries, COVID-19 cases accelerated. (
  • the development of the pollen grain walls begins. (
  • After the formation of the four microspores, which are contained by callose walls, the development of the pollen grain walls begins. (
  • European honey bee carrying pollen in a pollen basket back to the hive Pollen sticking to a bee. (
  • Through a special process, pollen is collected at the entrance of the hive. (
  • Bee pollen might help stimulate the immune system when taken by mouth or promote wound healing when applied to the skin. (
  • In a study published last year , Gilles found that mice exposed to pollen made less interferon and other protective chemical signals to the immune system. (
  • However, the grass pollen extract is thought to stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies against grass pollen. (
  • Many people have an adverse immune response when they breathe in pollen. (
  • Beautiful sunflower macro and the pollen is making my eyes run! (
  • We selected pollen grains from sunflower plants ( Helianthus annuus ), which have spiky appendages and a tripartite structure (Fig. 1a and Supplementary Fig. 1 ). (
  • a Steps involved in the extraction of pollen grains from sunflower plants, shown here with cross-sectional SEM images. (
  • Sunflower pollen falls easily if not gathered by honeybees and other pollen collectors. (
  • Sunflower pollen can produce an allergic reaction. (
  • Sunflower pollen has been used in studies to track local and long-range movements of the H. armigera moth in Queensland, Australia. (
  • Sunflower pollen is high in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and good fats. (
  • prairie hollyhock (Sidalcea malviflora).Scanning electron microscope image of pollen grains from a variety of common plants: sunflower (Helianthus annuus). (
  • Nonotte-Varly C. Allergenicity of Artemisia contained in bee pollen is proportional to its mass. (
  • The report, a five-year review of air quality issues in Maine, said 'the potential effects of air pollution on pollen allergenicity are also expected to increase as the intensity, frequency and duration of air pollution episodes increase with a steadily warming climate. (
  • Arabella Pollen (born 22 June 1961) [1] is an English fashion designer and, as Bella Pollen , journalist and author of five novels published between 1997 and 2011. (
  • Arabella Rosalind Hungerford Pollen (Bella Pollen) is the daughter of Peregrine Michael Hungerford Pollen, a former chairman of Sotheby Parke-Bernet auction house, [2] and Patricia Helen Barry. (
  • In 1995, Pollen became a writer, working as Bella Pollen . (
  • Anemophilous plants typically produce great quantities of very lightweight pollen grains. (
  • Anemophilous plants typically produce great quantities of very lightweight pollen grains, often with air-sacs, and generally have inconspicuous flowers . (