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Application of atmospheric solids analysis probe mass spectrometry for the taxonomic analysis of pollen


Latinovic, A and Nichols, DS and Adams, VM and McQuillan, PB, Application of atmospheric solids analysis probe mass spectrometry for the taxonomic analysis of pollen, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9 Article 795104. ISSN 2296-701X (2021) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3389/fevo.2021.795104


Globally, both managed and wild pollination services are unable to meet current rates of crop production and pollination demand. Wild pollination services could be improved through the reforestation of agricultural land margins, however plant–pollinator networks remain poorly understood and the collection of key floral traits a complex process. Herein, we consider the merits of pollen as a floral trait and the application of a rapid pollen comparison method in assessing whether pollen traits are conserved at a taxonomic level. Reporting the previously unstudied, pollen fingerprints of 18 Australian plant species, these are compared against the seed crop Daucus carota L. and two naturalised Brassica hybrids. Applying atmospheric solids analysis probe mass spectrometry (ASAP-MS) for rapid pollen fingerprinting, pollens are compared through non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS), Jaccard index correlation and hierarchical clustering. Demonstrating the merits of this analytical method for the grouping of potential revegetation flora, we identify key pollen similarities and differences that could correlate with wild pollinator preferences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pollen analysis, floral traits, wild pollinators, crop pollination, native flora, atmospheric solids analysis probe, restoration
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Latinovic, A (Miss Adelina Latinovic)
UTAS Author:Nichols, DS (Dr David Nichols)
UTAS Author:Adams, VM (Associate Professor Vanessa Adams)
UTAS Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
ID Code:150395
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-06-10
Last Modified:2022-09-05
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