Analysis of Ecotoxic Agents Using Pollen Tests

  • P. L. Pfahler
Part of the Modern Methods of Plant Analysis book series (MOLMETHPLANT, volume 13)

Abstract

The rapid increase in agricultural and industrial technology has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the number and diversity of potentially toxic agents released into the biosphere. The potential value of pollen systems in assessing the impact of these agents on a wide range of biological organisms has not been adequately evaluated. The production of seed crops depends, to a large extent, on normal fertilization and seed development. Therefore, on a practical level, information as to the effect of these agents on the pollen system and fertilization process is essential to predict the effect of these agents on the production of agricultural crops and the world’s food supply.

Keywords

Cellulose Surfactant Sucrose Glycerin Maize 

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