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A novel method for quantification of pollen production and pollen loads on bees and stigmas using a Coulter counter

A novel method for quantification of pollen production and pollen loads on bees and stigmas using a Coulter counter

American Bee Journal 128(12): 810

A rapid and accurate technique is described for the measurement of pollen production of male-fertile cotton flowers, the amount of pollen carried by honeybees and the stigmatic pollen loads of male-sterile flowers. Pollen removal was achieved by ultrasonic treatment in a 1% saline solution using a 200-W Sonicator with a 12.7-mm horn vibrating at 20 kHz.

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