News tagged with plant pollen

Global first as Witsies split pollen

Wits researchers have become the first to cut sections through pollen grains and make it possible to view a three dimensional image of the internal wall. This positions them to determine how the characteristics ...

Sep 06, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 1

EU seeks to clarify honey

Honey is the purest of foods which under European Commission proposals Friday should remain so once rules about pollen from genetically modified plants found in it are straightened out.

Sep 21, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 5

Why are orchids so successful?

In terms of diversity, orchids are one of the most successful groups of flowering plants, with over 22,000 species. Both pollinating animals and mycorrhizal fungi are believed to have been important in the ...

Sep 13, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 0