Friday, August 15, 2008

Pollen Friday

Other bloggers have a weekly pick of some beastie or whatever that they particularly like. For example, uber blogger and communion wafer desecrator PZ Myers has a cephlapod spot. I'm going to outdo the competition with something far more fascinating, far more mysterious and far more likely to cause you hayfever; pollen. Why? Well, I look at pollen for my PhD (I'm a palynologist) and was stuck for a theme. So, first up, is one of the most recognisable grains - Pinus (pine). I quite like this pic as it shows some of the other random bits of crud you get on a pollen slide, unlike many other photos of pollen grains:


The image is from:

http://www.smu.edu/geology/palynolab.htm

1 comment:

James said...

Thats some nice sacci you got there.

-nygreenguy