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Pollen from a forget-me-not. This flower has one of the smallest known grains of pollen; just five one-thousandths of a millimetre in diameter. A Swiss scientists named Martin Oeggerli, who uses the name Micronaut for his art, has captured these Scanning Electron Microscope images of pollen grains.

Hayfever sufferers, know your enemy: Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of grains of pollen

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Lavender Pollen Grain (Lavandula dentata) Ref: scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pollen grain (yellow) amongst the petal (papilla) cells (purple) of a French lavender (Lavandula dentata) flower. Magnification: when printed 10 centimetres wide.

The Passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) pollen look like strange spongy tennis balls

The Passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) pollen look like strange spongy tennis balls. I wish I had my own scanning electron microscope.just under our noses.

Pollen under an electron microscope - Oenothera.

Extreme zoom - Pollen of Evening-primrose, Electro-microscope [PIC]

Pollen under an electron microscope - Oenothera. Large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales

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These are pollen grains captured under a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). What makes pollen so amazing, aside from making pretty microscopy pics and making people’s allergies play up? Pollen isn’t.

Passion fruit's pollen grains .Taken by Louisa Howard - Inspiration of the day: - Dartmouth College EM Facility

Taken by Louisa Howard - Inspiration of the day: - Dartmouth College EM Facility

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