Avian pollination studies: A simple scanning electron microscopic technique

Jef D. Boeke, Fernando I. Ortiz-Crespo

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Abstract

Identifying ornithophilous plant species utilized by several different flower-visiting birds is simplified by the scanning electron microscope. The technique involves comparing pollen samples taken from the birds' head feathers with pollen reference standards collected in the same area, which simplifies analysis of pollination patterns in a complex community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-168
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume201
Issue number4351
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Boeke, J. D., & Ortiz-Crespo, F. I. (1978). Avian pollination studies: A simple scanning electron microscopic technique. Science, 201(4351), 167-168.

Avian pollination studies : A simple scanning electron microscopic technique. / Boeke, Jef D.; Ortiz-Crespo, Fernando I.

In: Science, Vol. 201, No. 4351, 1978, p. 167-168.

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Boeke, JD & Ortiz-Crespo, FI 1978, 'Avian pollination studies: A simple scanning electron microscopic technique', Science, vol. 201, no. 4351, pp. 167-168.
Boeke, Jef D. ; Ortiz-Crespo, Fernando I. / Avian pollination studies : A simple scanning electron microscopic technique. In: Science. 1978 ; Vol. 201, No. 4351. pp. 167-168.
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