Question

wise at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU wise at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Tue Nov 3 10:09:27 EST 1998


I just made up this statement.  Is it true?  If true, can it be improved?
I'm shooting for an intro botany course.

"Pollen from wind-pollinated angiosperms is a major cause of allergies
because wind is a non-specific pollinator and therefore the specificity of
pollen/stigma interaction is carried by protienaceous "recognition factors"
on the surface of the pollen grain.  These factors cause an allergic
reaction when they come into contact with human mucus membranes in the nose
and eyes."

TIA

Bob

Dr. Robert R. Wise
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI  54901

(920) 424-3404 tel
(920) 424-1101 fax
wise at uwosh.edu
www.uwosh.edu/departments/biology/wise/wise.html





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