Navigation Links
Pollen research not be sniffed at
Date:11/29/2011

Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Amazing images and facts about pollen are part of an exhibition at CSIRO Discovery in Canberra beginning this week to coincide with Floriade.

The exhibition 'Pollen Under the Microscope' celebrates the purchase of cutting-edge microscope technology to identify pollen grains and speed up our understanding of nature.

It showcases some of the most beautiful images available of pollens from Australia and overseas including some from ANU, Massey University, CSIRO, photo libraries and amateur photographers.

Some of the smallest images come from the new microscope technology, the 'Pollen Classifynder' system, developed by Massey University in New Zealand.

CSIRO and the Atlas of Living Australia purchased the microscope and automated image detection system to rapidly identify pollen - the tiny DNA-carrying grains so vital to agriculture and biodiversity. Dr David Lovell, Co-Leader of CSIRO Transformational Biology, says that pollen is vital to human life.

"Pollen is how most plants propagate, whether it's wheat in the paddock or wattle in the bush. Humans and ecosystems depend on it.

"It's important that we get information about Australia's biodiversity so we can understand the role of pollen and pollinators in nature in the face of issues like climate change and deforestation."

The Classifynder microscope system takes the drudge-work out of counting and classifying pollen grains.

"As well as capturing pollen images, the system can use image analysis and machine learning to classify pollen into species.

Developing new and improved classifiers for Australian pollens will be a combined research effort for CSIRO, Australian National University (ANU) and Massey University," says Dr Lovell.

The Atlas of Living Australia has sponsored the purchase of the microscope a
'/>"/>

Contact: Carrie Bengston
Carrie.Bengston@csiro.au
61-293-253-224
CSIRO Australia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Fossilized pollen reveals climate history of northern Antarctica
2. Pollen also appears outside flowering season
3. UF Pine lsland pollen study leads to revision of states ancient geography
4. Amount of dust, pollen matters for cloud precipitation, climate change
5. Gone with the wind: Far-flung pine pollen still potent miles from the tree
6. Algae and pollen grains provide evidence of remarkably warm period in Antarcticas history
7. UCLA researchers engineer blood stem cells to fight melanoma
8. BWH researchers develop a vaccine prototype stronger than traditional vaccines
9. IVC filters: Society of Interventional Radiology leads in patient care, safety, research
10. Roche NimbleGen and BGI develop advanced MHC region capture technology for biomedical research
11. Marine biodiversity loss due to warming and predation: UBC researcher
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... VIEW, Calif. , July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... biometrics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Credence ID, ... Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. ... suite to aid in its mission of offering ... under-recognized populations globally. As Credence ID was formed ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 25, 2015 Research and ... "Next Generation Biometrics Market by Application, Technology, Function ... to their offering. The next generation biometrics ... at a CAGR of 17.9% between 2015 and 2020 ... for the market. Safran SA ( ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Genisphere announced Tom Bliss ... further develop Genisphere,s therapeutics capabilities and portfolio. Mr. Bliss ... much of the last 25 years in leadership positions ... Johnson & Johnson. Tom started his career in Investment ... Finance. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 2Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 3Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 4Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Distinctive Customer-focused Attributes of Credence ID's Mobile Biometric Product Suite 5Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 2Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 3
... women to participate in the first U.S. study of the safety ... HIV infection. , If it is effective and approved by the ... weapon in the fight against HIV because it would allow women ... to use condoms. , "The significance of the gel is ...
... have visualized in a living animal how cells use a ... create unique and varied proteins. , The scientists say the ... human biology: how the same genes found in every cell ... tissues and organs. These varied proteins, in turn, dictate the ...
... Scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School have ... form of kidney disease and renal failure in children: ... or PLCE1. , Identifying the mutant gene is important ... ?specialized cells that play a vital role in the ...
Cached Biology News:UCSF study will test new vaginal microbicide for herpes and HIV 2UCSF study will test new vaginal microbicide for herpes and HIV 3Living view in animals shows how cells decide to make proteins 2Living view in animals shows how cells decide to make proteins 3Mutant gene causes severe kidney disease in infants 2Mutant gene causes severe kidney disease in infants 3Mutant gene causes severe kidney disease in infants 4
(Date:8/4/2015)... 2015  Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ: BPMC ), a ... for genomically defined diseases, today announced that Jeffrey ... overview at the 2015 Wedbush PacGrow Healthcare Conference on ... A live webcast of the event will be ... Medicines website at www.blueprintmedicines.com . An archived replay ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... SAN DIEGO , Aug. 3, 2015  Halozyme ... Quarterly Update Conference Call for the second quarter 2015 ... p.m. PT. Dr. Helen Torley , president and ... same date post-market, Halozyme will release financial results for ... be webcast live through the "Investors" section of Halozyme,s ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , Aug. 3, 2015  Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, ... and top-quality high-tech products in the healthcare, life science ... US-based company Nano-C, their development and launch of promising ... photovoltaics (OPV). Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany ... growing OPV sector. Novel derivatives: highly stable, ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , August 3, 2015 According ... on 3D Cell Culture: Asia ... Market Research, the global 3D cell culture market was valued at ... expand at a CAGR of 29.1% to account for ... Report with TOC:  http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/market-research/3d-cell-cultures-market.asp 3D cell ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Halozyme to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call 2Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Nano-C Present Enhanced Materials for Organic Photovoltaics 2Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Nano-C Present Enhanced Materials for Organic Photovoltaics 3Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Nano-C Present Enhanced Materials for Organic Photovoltaics 4Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 2Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 3Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 4
... Cornelius, CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb, MALVERN, ... an,emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving ... commercialization of treatments,for diseased and aging skin ... President and Chief Executive Officer, will be,presenting ...
... Fla., Oct. 19 An affiliate of,Phlo ... today that,the distribution of its vitality product, ... system-wide coverage within Northern California and has,been ... the,Palm Desert/Palm Springs area. In Northern ...
... BioWa, Inc. (BioWa) announced,today that it ... provides,GlaxoSmithkline (GSK) with access to BioWa,s patented ... cellular,cytotoxicity (ADCC) enhanced antibodies. The agreement ... develop,antibodies based on POTELLIGENT(R) Technology for an ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cutanea to Present at the Paramount BioSciences Healthcare Conference 2AQUISS Continues Expansion Into New Territory 2BioWa Announces Licensing of BioWa's POTELLIGENT(R) Technology by GlaxoSmithkline for Use in Antibody Research and Development 2
Request Info...
Molecular Biological Resources has extensive abilities cloning and expression of prokaryotic and eukaryotic proteins. Please contact lloconne@molbiores.com to discuss your project. Contact lloconne@...
Lentigen's manufacturing platform is sufficiently versatile for use in the manufacture of any HIV-based Lentiviral vector. Lentigen will manufacture your LV of choice to the highest possible titer a...
Bethyl Laboratories packages antibodies, conjugates and calibrators to provide quantitative ELISA kits. Each kit contains the following components, sufficient for 1000 single well assays....
Biology Products: