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Few dead bees were found in hives or around them — and the mass exoduses could not be explained by a lack of resources, since the hives were found to have reserves of pollen and honey.
Ragweed pollen, the main trigger of fall allergies, is starting to have an impact in the Philadelphia area, the Asthma Center reports.
To tag immune cells carrying receptors for alder pollen, the team added customized fluorescent proteins known as MHCII tetramers to the patients’ blood samples.
A recent study found pollen likely from pine plantations in New Zealand in a deep sea trench 35,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
For many Earthlings, our planet is teeming with airborne pollens, spores, and toxins that clog schnozes and turn windpipes wheezy.
But neonicotinoids also find their way into pollen and nectar, posing a threat to pollinators.
Zayed’s group found that most of the contaminated pollen collected by Canadian honeybees actually was from untreated wildflowers, not from treated corn or soy.
Interestingly, an analysis of the types of pollen found in the LSU vibracores, seen above, provides intriguing hints at how a bald cypress forest handled these changes in sea level and colder weather.
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Origin and Etymology of pollen
First Known Use: 1723See Words from the same year
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Definition of pollen for English Language Learners
: the very fine usually yellow dust that is produced by a plant and that is carried to other plants of the same kind usually by wind or insects so that the plants can produce seeds
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