Pollen Terminology - An illustrated handbook
Edited by Hesse, M., Halbritter, H., Zetter, R., Weber, M., Buchner, R., Frosch-Radivo, A., Ulrich, S.
This handbook is a fully illustrated compendium of glossary terms and basic principles in the field of
palynology, making it an indispensable tool for all palynologists.
Hardcover 264 pp ISBN 9783211798935
The general chapter on pollen morphology, anatomy, and pollen development deals with essential
aspects of palynology. Where appropriate, ambiguous or poorly recognized aspects are explained
in greater detail, based on the present state of knowledge in palynology.
The terminology section comprises more than 300 widely used terms illustrated with over 1000
high-quality light and/or electron microscope images. It provides a detailed survey of the manifold
ornamentation and structures of pollen walls, and offers insights into their stunning aesthetic beauty.
Terms are grouped by context to allow easier and faster comparison of similar features. In general,
each term is explained on a page of its own, including the definition, plant species, and, if needed, a
comprehensive explanation. The use of the terms in LM, SEM or TEM and their assignment to anatomical,
morphological and/or functional pollen features are indicated by icons and color coding, respectively.
The textual glossary is arranged alphabetically for faster term searches. Key literature sources are mentioned
and select cross-references to the general chapter are included for better comprehension.
Written for biologists training to become biodiversity researchers, palynologists, systematists, doctors training
to become allergologic specialists
- General Chapter
...Scope of the book
...A short history of palynology
...The pollen grain, its development, morphology and anatomy
...Pollen preparation techniques
...Our guide lines concerning palynological terms
- The Terminology, fully illustrated by light and scanning/transmission electron microscope images:
...Shape and Size
...Pollen Wall Structure
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