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Rind resists rotting: flowering plants

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Pollen from a variety of common plants / Dartmouth El.. / LicensePD - Public Domain

Pollen grains of flowering plants are protected because of a stable, rot-resistant outer rind.

BIOMIMICRY TAXONOMY
Summary
"The outer rind that carries [pollen grains] is composed of a substance so stable and so resistant to rotting that it may survive for tens of thousands of years and still be recognisable." (Attenborough 1995:95)
About the inspiring organism
Plantae
Plantae

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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist


Bioinspired products and application ideas

Application Ideas: Non-toxic treatment to make natural building products resistant to rot.

Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Packaging of perishables, building products, ecological restoration

References
Attenborough, D. 1995. The Private Life of Plants: A Natural History of Plant Behavior. London: BBC Books. 320 p.
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