Pollen and Spore Monitoring Articles

  • Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species in soils of cultivated soybean fields

    Mycorrhizae are presumably important contributors to plant growth in most ecosystems. Our objective in this study was to evaluate the population diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in Clarion (well drained) and Webster (poorly drained) soils of four Iowa soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] fields. These soils normally occur together on the landscape, with Clarion in the upland and Webster ...

  • Sowing and flowering delays can be an efficient strategy to improve coexistence of genetically modified and conventional Maize

    The coexistence between genetically modified (GM) and non-GM maize (Zea mays L.) fields is subjected to regulation in several countries. A strategy to reduce cross-pollination from GM to non-GM fields was evaluated, on the basis of reducing the flowering coincidence by sowing at separate times. The trial included narrow plots in which transgenic maize was sown before, simultaneously, and after ...

  • The MoldSTAT Report

    The MoldSTAT report for spore trap analysis provided by EMLab P&K is a compilation of statistical tests conducted on spore trap data to generally aid in the interpretation of whether the data observed suggests a source of fungal spores from the different locations sampled. The various statistical tests conducted on the data include the Friedman chi-square analysis, the Agreement ratio ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Betula spp. pollen in the atmosphere of Novi Sad (2000–2002)

    Pollen of Betula spp. is one of the main European aeroallergens. The aim of this study was to determine characteristics and occurrence of the Betula pollen in Novi Sad atmosphere, based on 3-year observations (2000–2002), and to compare pollen season start dates calculated by different methods. Pollen samples have been collected by Hirst volumetric method with a 7-day Burkard spore trap. Four ...


    By Springer

  • First volumetric airborne pollen sampling in Montevideo City, Uruguay

    A volumetric aeropalynological sampling was carried out for the first time in MontevideoUruguay, from October 2000 to September 2001, using a Rotorod sampler Model 40. During the year 76 pollen types were identified. Airborne pollen was recorded over the year but a maximum pollen period was observed from August to April. For the rest of the months, pollen concentration was below 1% of the total ...


    By Springer

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