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Table 2 Particle numbers with or without passage through the 20-μm mesh column

From: An improved pollen number counting method using a cell counter and mesh columns

Sample No. Clone name Sample with 20 μm mesh column Sample without 20 μm mesh column With/without 20 μm mesh column
Total counts Viable cells Debris Total counts Viable cells Debris Reduced debris number Reduced ratio (%) Viable cell ratio (%)
1 Iwa-9 15237 6094 9143 19072 6806 12266 3123 25.5 89.5
2 Iwa-15 17526 5797 11729 20266 6040 14226 2497 17.6 96.0
3 Iwa-15 16235 6222 10013 28594 6165 22429 12416 55.4 100.9
4 Iwa-15 17451 7633 9818 23346 6786 16560 6742 40.7 112.5
5 Iwa-15 17185 6463 10722 21097 6454 14643 3921 26.8 100.1
6 Iwa-15 14232 6394 7838 17065 6433 10632 2794 26.3 99.4
        Average 5249 32.0 99.7