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Pollen and Spore Identification (1537)


Students engage in an intensive study of pollen, fern and fungal spores. Methods for identification, classification and morphological description are covered in detail.

Students are shown the methodology for the extraction and isolation of pollen and spores from air samples, soils, and forensic materials, and then perform select procedures on their own. Time is spent on sampling equipment and strategies, as well as counting and reporting. Students gain a working knowledge of how to isolate, count and identify pollen and spores.