Proc Biol Sci 2013 Nov 18;280(1770):20131905. Epub 2013 Sep 18.
Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, , Urbana, IL 61801, USA, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, , Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA, Department of Computer Science, University of California, , Irvine, CA 92697, USA.
Taxonomic identification of pollen and spores uses inherently qualitative descriptions of morphology. Consequently, identifications are restricted to categories that can be reliably classified by multiple analysts, resulting in the coarse taxonomic resolution of the pollen and spore record. Grass pollen represents an archetypal example; it is not routinely identified below family level. Read More