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Science & Tech: Tracking the full pollination process via quantum dots


Guest: Dr Corneile Minaar | Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University

 

In the 2007 animated film Bee movie, Hollywood used creative license to explain how flowers are pollinated and honey is distributed by bees.  The movie was a cute imaging of how things go down in the animal kingdom.

Now we don’t have to imagine any longer as a researcher from Stellenbosch university has broken new ground in a field of research around pollen grains and pollination.

LISTEN as biologist, Dr Corneile Minaar, explains his unique low-cost method of tracking the whole pollination process via ‘quantum dots’…

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