The paper kick-starts a multifaceted project set up in the Botanic Garden of Modena to acquaint people withpollen biodiversity, thanks to the know-how of the local Laboratory in several fields of Palynology. Itconcerns Morphopalynology and shows the work undertaken so far: 1) The “Botanic Garden Pollen TypeCollection” was organized. About 150 pollen species have been collected so far and about 50 species havebeen acetolyzed and mounted on slides, which can also be exchanged; 2) The “Botanic Garden Pollen Flora”,i.e. the morphological description of pollen of the plants living in the Garden was begun. Six woody specieshave been described so far (Cupressus sempervirens; Juniperus x media “Pfitzeriana”, Thuja occidentalis, T.orientalis, Taxus baccata, Taxodium distichum); 3) Pollen protocols and materials for education andpopularisation events were designed and in part already successfully employed in exhibitions for citizens,students from primary to secondary school, and tourists (pollen dust jars, three dimensional pollen models,big round panels with high magnification pollen photos hung from trees, pollen trips throughout the Garden,from microscopes to plants). Pollen proved to be a reliable protagonist to carry out an autarchic process inthe Botanic Garden “from the Producer (Research) to the Consumer (People).

POTENTIAL OF BOTANIC GARDENS TO SHOW POLLEN BIODIVERSITY.THE MODENA PROJECT: 1. THE POLLEN FLORA OF THE GARDEN / Accorsi, Carla Alberta; Torri, Paola; Dallai, Daniele; Barbieri, Giovanna; Barberini, Ercole; E., Bertellini; Montecchi, Maria Chiara; Bertoni, Daniele. - In: BOLLETTINO DEI MUSEI E DEGLI ISTITUTI BIOLOGICI DELL'UNIVERSITÀ DI GENOVA. - ISSN 0373-4110. - ELETTRONICO. - 72:(2010), pp. 43-55. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Conference "Acclimatization, Global Change, Gardening and Biodiversity Conservation" tenutosi a Ventimiglia and Genova nel 8-11 May 2007.

POTENTIAL OF BOTANIC GARDENS TO SHOW POLLEN BIODIVERSITY.THE MODENA PROJECT: 1. THE POLLEN FLORA OF THE GARDEN

ACCORSI, Carla Alberta;TORRI, Paola;DALLAI, Daniele;BARBIERI, Giovanna;BARBERINI, Ercole;MONTECCHI, Maria Chiara;BERTONI, Daniele
2010

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The paper kick-starts a multifaceted project set up in the Botanic Garden of Modena to acquaint people withpollen biodiversity, thanks to the know-how of the local Laboratory in several fields of Palynology. Itconcerns Morphopalynology and shows the work undertaken so far: 1) The “Botanic Garden Pollen TypeCollection” was organized. About 150 pollen species have been collected so far and about 50 species havebeen acetolyzed and mounted on slides, which can also be exchanged; 2) The “Botanic Garden Pollen Flora”,i.e. the morphological description of pollen of the plants living in the Garden was begun. Six woody specieshave been described so far (Cupressus sempervirens; Juniperus x media “Pfitzeriana”, Thuja occidentalis, T.orientalis, Taxus baccata, Taxodium distichum); 3) Pollen protocols and materials for education andpopularisation events were designed and in part already successfully employed in exhibitions for citizens,students from primary to secondary school, and tourists (pollen dust jars, three dimensional pollen models,big round panels with high magnification pollen photos hung from trees, pollen trips throughout the Garden,from microscopes to plants). Pollen proved to be a reliable protagonist to carry out an autarchic process inthe Botanic Garden “from the Producer (Research) to the Consumer (People).
International Conference "Acclimatization, Global Change, Gardening and Biodiversity Conservation"
Ventimiglia and Genova
8-11 May 2007
72
43
55
Accorsi, Carla Alberta; Torri, Paola; Dallai, Daniele; Barbieri, Giovanna; Barberini, Ercole; E., Bertellini; Montecchi, Maria Chiara; Bertoni, Daniele
POTENTIAL OF BOTANIC GARDENS TO SHOW POLLEN BIODIVERSITY.THE MODENA PROJECT: 1. THE POLLEN FLORA OF THE GARDEN / Accorsi, Carla Alberta; Torri, Paola; Dallai, Daniele; Barbieri, Giovanna; Barberini, Ercole; E., Bertellini; Montecchi, Maria Chiara; Bertoni, Daniele. - In: BOLLETTINO DEI MUSEI E DEGLI ISTITUTI BIOLOGICI DELL'UNIVERSITÀ DI GENOVA. - ISSN 0373-4110. - ELETTRONICO. - 72:(2010), pp. 43-55. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Conference "Acclimatization, Global Change, Gardening and Biodiversity Conservation" tenutosi a Ventimiglia and Genova nel 8-11 May 2007.
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