Capturing the Surface Texture and Shape of Pollen: A Comparison of Microscopy Techniques

  title={Capturing the Surface Texture and Shape of Pollen: A Comparison of Microscopy Techniques},
  author={Mayandi Sivaguru and Luke Mander and Glenn A Fried and Surangi Punyasena},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Research on the comparative morphology of pollen grains depends crucially on the application of appropriate microscopy techniques. Information on the performance of microscopy techniques can be used to inform that choice. We compared the ability of several microscopy techniques to provide information on the shape and surface texture of three pollen types with differing morphologies. These techniques are: widefield, apotome, confocal and two-photon microscopy (reflected light techniques), and… CONTINUE READING
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