Contact: Chelsey B. Coombs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: A team of researchers at the University of Illinois used scanning electron microscopy to produce detailed images of whole pollen grains like that of the Poa australis species shown here, left. A computer program then used the high-resolution grain surface patterns, right, to classify and identify the species of grass pollen.
Credit: Luke Mander
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