Etude des facteurs d'inhibition de la germination des pelotes de pollen faites artificiellement - A study on the germination inhibiting factors of pollen loads by artificial-pollen-load method

Nakanishi, J.

Honeybee Science 5(3): 131-132


ISSN/ISBN: 0388-2217
Accession: 001290495

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Pollen grains in pollen loads collected by bees may show poor germination. To investigate this, artificial pollen loads were made using hand-collected Camellia pollen grains in a liquid phase. The effects of the following were studied: the presence of nectar, the honey sac contents of workers, sugar solutions combined with various amounts of gluconic acid and 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid. The germinating ability of pollen grains in natural pollen loads could be simulated by this method.Author.