Contents

Foreword v

Preface vii

1. Introduction 1

2. History of the Development of Palynology 4

3. Pollen Formation, Development of the Pollen Wall and Tapetum 9

4. Pollen Morphology 16

5. Pollen Morphological Description of Some Plants 51 A: Pollen Morphology of Certain Tropical

Angiospermous Plants 51-61 B: Pollen Morphology of Certain Angiospermous

Plants from Temperate Regions 61-72

6. Pollen Morphology of Gymnosperms 73

7. Spore Morphology 87

8. Morphology of Microfossils 99

9. Current Techniques in Palynology 102

10. Pollen Physiology (Palynophysiology) 117

11. Minor Applications of Pollen Studies 126

12. Melissopalynology 138

13. Aerobiology: Aeropalynology - Part I 168

14. Aerobiology: Aeropalynology - Part II 225

15. Aerobiology - Applications of Airborne

Pollen Studies in Allergy 237

16. Significance of Fungi as Aeroallergens 259

17. Comprehensive Account of Most Common

Aeroallergens and their Source Plants 280

18. Pollen Calendars-Global Scenario 307

19. Applications of Aerobiology: Pollen

Analysis and Meteorology 328

20. Forensic Palynology 337

21. Applications of Fossil Pollen Studies 346

References 355

Index 385

About the Authors 399

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