Pollen Viability & Germination

Pollen viability analysis with IFC and in vitro germination show an excellent correlation (R2 = 0.96). While over 10’000 pollen per minute were analyzed with the Ampha Z32, only 100 pollen could be counted in the same time with the germination assay. This high count results in a standard deviation of <1% for IFC.

While a single germination experiment takes hours to days and is labor intensive, IFC results are obtained within only about two minutes.