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Sporopollenin structure unraveled!

The Weng lab resolved the molecular structure of pine sporopollenin. A paper describing this work is published today at Nature Plants. The news release from the Whitehead institute can be accessed here. Special thanks to the Hong lab of MIT Chemistry, our fantastic collaborator on this project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electron micrograph of mixed plant pollen grains. Credit: Louisa Howard.