Pollen Morphology of Ginkgo biloba

  • Norio Sahashi


In the modern period before the 1950s when electron microscopy was not available for morphological studies of pollen, a detailed description of Ginkgo biloba pollen based on light microscopic observation was first given by Wodehouse [1]. He embedded the pollen in glycerin jelly without using any chemical procedure, and paid particular attention to the furrow and the rise of the furrow rim, which had been reported to be a primitive wing of Abietineae by Jeffrey [2]. Erdtman [3] established a chemical procedure, acetolysis, that was applicable to pollen analysis, and it later came into use by many researchers.


Pollen Morphology Polar View Strong Development Equatorial View Distal Face 
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  • Norio Sahashi
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  1. 1.School of Pharmaceutical SciencesToho UniversityFunabashi, Chiba 274Japan

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