Prepared Slide: Angiosperm pollen of Almond
Domain: Eukaryota / Kingdom: Plantae / Subkingdom: Viridiplantae / Infrakingdom: Streptophyta / Phylum: Tracheophyta / Subdivision: Spermatophytina / Infradivision: Angiospermae / Class: Magnoliopsida / Superorder: Rosanae / Order: Fabales / Family: Rosaceae / Genus: Prunus L. / Species: Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A. Webb
Synonyms: Amygdalus communis L., Amygdalus dulcis Mill., Prunus amygdalus Batsch, Prunus communis (L.) Arcang., Prunus dulcis var. amara (DC.) Buchheim sweet almond, almond, almendro
Accepted name: Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A. Webb
The image is of Pollen of Almond w. m. is at 400x. The image was illuminated using the Pedersen Dual Quarter Wave Technique (PDQWT)*.
*The Pedersen Dual Quarter Wave Technique (PDQWT) involves placing over the source of illumination a pair of one quarter wave polarizing surfaces that are rotated, one against the other, to control the amount of back light on a prepared microscope slide.
This slide is of unknown origin. It has been used in an unknown classroom setting. From the quality of the work, and the general appearance, it is estimated to have been prepared prior to 1950.
Forensics Lab Supply Number 3863240.
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Image copyright held by Alan J. Pedersen.
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