Maize (IMAGE) Florida State University Caption Pollination bags cover corn tassels at a Florida State University research field for an experiment led by biology Professor Hank Bass. The bags prevent plants from being pollinated, which allows scientists to avoid contamination of the specimens they are researching. Credit Photo by Jonathan Doster Usage Restrictions May be used with proper attribution License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.