Image of the month

August11 Pollen

The image for August shows a pollen grain from a flax flower enlarged approximately 1500x using CfAM's Cambridge S360 scanning electron microscope (with false colour). The image was recorded by 15 year old Emil Ghaffar, of Beckfoot School, Bingley, West Yorkshire, who recently spent four days at CfAM on work experience. Emil was given a project which involved gathering samples of pollen from a range of flowering plants across the University campus, and imaging them in the SEM. His images will help to identify pollen grains in airborne dust samples, which are being collected as part of an ongoing project

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