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Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Glenn Fried, Luke Mander, Surangi W. Punyasena and Mayandi Sivaguru, Institute for Genomic Biology

Caption: University of Illinois researchers from the Institute for Genomic Biology (from left) Glenn Fried, Luke Mander, Surangi W. Punyasena, and Mayandi Sivaguru release findings on what microscopy techniques are needed to identify the shape and texture of pollen grains. As pollen morphologies often align quite closely to taxonomic groupings, understanding the appearance of ancient pollen allows scientists to better understand prehistoric flora in the context of modern-day ancestors.

Credit: Photo by Kathryn Coulter, courtesy of Institute for Genomic Biology

Usage Restrictions: Caption: University of Illinois researchers from the Institute for Genomic Biology (from left) Glenn Fried, Luke Mander, Surangi W. Punyasena, and Mayandi Sivaguru. Credit: Photo by Kathryn Coulter, courtesy of Institute for Genomic Biology.

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