Botanical Gardens, being Museums made of living plants andlaboratories, are the main places where plant biodiversity in its manyforms can be managed and shown. Pollen grains offer an attractivedisplay of biodiversity due to their microscopic size, huge number,great morphological variety consistent with their systematic /phylogenetic position and almost ubiquitous spread in space and time.In the Botanical Garden of Modena University, where palynologistshave been working for more then twenty-five years, a multifacetedproject has been set up to acquaint citizens with pollen biodiversity,by exploiting the know-how of the local laboratory in several fields ofPalynology (e.g. Aero-, Archaeo-, Bryo-, Geo-, Melitto-, Morpho-,Pharmaco-11/02/09 15.53 Page 1 of 2Breve descrizione dei contenuti (Abstract) Palynology).This paper concerns Morphopalynology and more precisely the"Pollen Flora of the Garden", i.e. the study and exhibition ofmorphological characters of pollen of the plants growing in it. Thefollowing work has been undertaken so far: 1) The setting up of theGarden Pollen type Collection, following the rules recently adoptedfor the educational section of the local Collection; 2) Morphologicalanalyses and descriptions of pollen types of the Garden, following themethods of the Italian Pollen Flora, starting with woody species,especially Conifers; 3) Preparation of pollen protocols and materialsfor educational events.To show what we have done so far, we report: 1) the status of theGarden Pollen Collection (number and list of pollen species collected,stored dried, acetolyzed, mounted in slides, and species that can beswapped); 2) the status of the Garden Pollen Flora (list of the pollenspecies described); 3) examples of the pollen educational processwhich have been in part already successfully employed and in partplanned to be used during exhibitions for citizens, students fromprimary to secondary school and tourists (pollen dust jars, 3D pollenmodels, big and small round panels with high magnification pollenphotos hung from trees, pollen trips throughout the Garden, frommicroscope to plants
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Autori:||ACCORSI C.A.; TORRI P.; TREVISAN GRANDI G.; DALLAI D.;BARBIERI G.; BARBERINI E.; BERTELLINI E.; MONTECCHIM.C.; BERTONI D.|
|Titolo:||The potential of Botanical Gardens to show pollen biodiversity - The Project in Modena: 1. The Pollen Flora THE POLLEN FLORA OFTHE GARDEN|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Abstract in Atti di Convegno|
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