‘The Nature of Life and Death’ spotlights pollen’s role in solving crimes

A botantist explains the science of forensic ecology

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Grains of pollen are so distinctive from one plant species to another (pollen from at least six species is shown in this colorized micrograph) that they can provide powerful evidence in criminal cases.

Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility/Wikimedia Commons

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