Scanning Electron Microscopic Study on Pollens of 8 Bee Floral Resources from Kangra Hills, Himachal Pradesh, India
||International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)|
|© 2020 by IJBTT Journal|
|Volume - 10 Issue - 1
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : Sunita Saklani, V. K. Mattu|
|DOI : 10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V10I1P611|
MLA Style:Sunita Saklani, V. K. Mattu"Scanning Electron Microscopic Study on Pollens of 8 Bee Floral Resources from Kangra Hills, Himachal Pradesh, India" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 10.1 (2020): 67-71.
APA Style:Sunita Saklani, V. K. Mattu. Scanning Electron Microscopic Study on Pollens of 8 Bee Floral Resources from Kangra Hills, Himachal Pradesh, India International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 10(1), 67-71.
Scanning electron microscopic study on pollens of eight important bee floral resources collected from Kangra hills of Himachal Pradesh were carried. Pollens grains were investigated for size, shape, types of pores, exine sculptures and aggregation. Size of studied pollens varies from 14 ?m X 12.8 ?m in Eucalyptus sp. to 48.5 ?m X 40 ?m in Grevillea robusta. Shapes present were round, oval, triangular and types of aperture were pore in Taraxacum officinalis and Grevillea robusta whereas others were colpa and colporate. Six different types of exine sculpture were present i.e. fenestrate in Taraxacum officinalis; verrucate in Largerstroemia indica; Reticulate in Plectranthus rugosus and Grewia optiva; Faveolate in Melia azaderach; Scabrate in Eucalyptus sp. and Grevillea robusta; Striate in Litchi chinensis. Aggregation present were of single types in all pollen grains. This Scanning Electron Microscopic studies helpful in accurate identification of pollen types present in honey samples, construction of reference pollen data of particular place and therefore useful in palynology and melissopalynology.
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Scanning electron microscopy, Pollens grain, Palynology, melissopalynology.