1st Edition

Pollen and Spores
Applications with Special Emphasis on Aerobiology and Allergy

ISBN 9781578085323
Published January 1, 2009 by CRC Press
412 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

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

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Shripad N. Agashe Professor Emeritus in Botany Bangalore University Bangalore, India. Eric Caulton Centre Director Scottish Centre for Pollen Studies School of Life Sciences Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom