Prepared Slide: Angiosperm pollen of Beech
Domain: Eukaryota / Kingdom: Plantae / Subkingdom: Viridiplantae / Infrakingdom: Streptophyta / Phylum: Tracheophyta / Subdivision: Spermatophytina / Infradivision: Angiospermae / Class: Magnoliopsida / Superorder: Rosanae / Order: Fagales / Family: Fagaceae / Genus: Fagus L. / Species: Fagus sylvatica L.
Synonym: European beech
The main image of Pollen of Beech w. m. is at 400x. Three additional images are represented at 400x with slightly different depth of focus. The images were illuminated using the Pedersen Dual Quarter Wave Technique (PDQWT)*.
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*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 3863283.
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Image copyright held by Alan J. Pedersen.
Tags: Prepared microscope slide; Prepared slide; Botany
Not made in China.