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Sneezy season Dandelion

 

Hay fever season has inspired us to show this excellent image of Traxacum officinale (dandelion) cross section showing curved stigma with, you guessed it, pollen. Taken by Dr Robert Markus of the University of Nottingham, School of Life Sciences Super Resolution Microscopy unit, the image won him an honourable mention in the Nikon Small World competition.

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