So this is what is getting up your nosePosted: October 19, 2011
Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty.
Some of the smallest images come from the new microscope technology, the ‘Pollen Classifynder’ system, developed by Massey University in New Zealand.
CSIRO and the Atlas of Living Australia purchased the microscope and automated image detection system to rapidly identify pollen – the tiny DNA-carrying grains so vital to agriculture and biodiversity.
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