Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 652-661 January-March 2015

 

EFFECT OF AUTO-EXHAUST POLLUTION AT BYCULLA MUMBAI, INDIA ON THE PALYNOLOGY OF Peltophorum ferrugenium BENTH

 

Iyer M. P.*1 and Bholay A.D.2

1. Department of Environmental Science, Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan (INDIA) 2. Department of Microbiology, K.R.T. Arts, B.H. Commerce & A.M. Science College College, Nashik, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 10, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

Among the many factors that contribute to air pollution, automotive exhaust is posing a serious problem of increasing dimensions. Biomonitoring of the environment is now recognized to play a vital role in the assessment of environmental impact analysis. Biomonitoring can be employed to detect and evaluate the toxic substances in the environment. In recent years palynology has attracted the attention of many workers of different disciplines on account of its application in numerous fields. Pollen development and pollen viability and pollen tube growth are among the sensitive indicators of adverse factors in botanical environment . This led to the idea that the inhibited development and growth potential of pollen in response to various toxic atmospheric contaminants can be exploited as a good index of air purity. The present research work was conducted to understand the severity of automobile pollution at Byculla (Mumbai) and provides few affordable suggestions to reduce auto exhaust pollution. The study was carried on Peltoforrum ferrugenium through various parameters of pollen grains

 

Keywords : Auto exhaust pollution, Sensitive and tolerant varieties of plants, Biomonitors, Environmental impact, Pollen viability

 

 

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