MORPHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF CROTON BONPLANDIANUM BAILL. TO AIR POLLUTION

Authors

  • M. Saquib Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa State
  • A. Ahmad Professor, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Hamdard University, New Delhi
  • K. Ansari Professor, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Hamdard University, New Delhi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v17i0.4103

Keywords:

Air pollution, Thermal power plant, Morphology and physiology, C. bonplandianum

Abstract

The air pollution stress around the thermal power plant lead to the significant reduction in size and biomass of root and shoot, photosynthetic rate, stomatal conductance, intercellular CO2
concentration, photosynthetic pigments and photosynthetic area of  Croton bonplandianum. The resulting stresses of air pollution and reduced foliage further affected the over all morphology and physiology of the plant. Root biomass and chlorophyll a showed maximum reduction than any other selected parameters studied in the stressed area. Chlorophyll a was found to be four and half times more sensitive to air pollutants than carotenoids.
 
Key words:  Air pollution; Thermal power plant; Morphology and physiology; C. bonplandianum

DOI: 10.3126/eco.v17i0.4103

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An International Journal of Ecology

Vol. 17, 2010

Page: 35-41

Uploaded date: 29 December, 2010

 

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Saquib, M., Ahmad, A., & Ansari, K. (2011). MORPHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF CROTON BONPLANDIANUM BAILL. TO AIR POLLUTION. Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology, 17, 35–41. https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v17i0.4103

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