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Average weight of a grain of pollen?

'Toby' H D Bradshaw toby at u.washington.edu
Thu Nov 11 14:28:06 EST 1999

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In article < at pop.web.net>,
VIJAY CUDDEFORD  <ours1 at web.net> wrote:
>Dear people,
>I am looking for information on: the average weight of a grain of pollen.  I
>am trying to figure out, as part of my research into the Bt corn and monarch
>question, how much pollen is dispersed in a average corn field by weight.  I
>understand that there are about 25-30,000 corn plants per acre, each plant
>creates 2-5 million pollen grains, and that they are dispersed (on average)
>from 6-15 metres.
>But I do not have a figure for the average weight of a grain of pollen.
>Vijay Cuddeford
>World Wildlife Fund Canada

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