Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 99-109 July-September 2015

 

SEVERITY OF AUTO-EXHAUST POLLUTION ON THE POLLEN PHYSIOLOGY OF Thespesia populnea SOLAND.

 

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

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

 

Received on : March 10, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

When we study about the natural menace and its effect on the vegetation, automotive exhaust is always posing a serious problem of increasing dimensions. Bio monitoring of the environment has been recognized to play a vital role in the assessment of environmental impact analysis. Bio monitoring can be employed to detect and evaluate the toxic substances in the environment. Pollen grains are the major allergens in the environment. Pollen production per flower, pollen viability and pollen tube growth are among the sensitive indicators of adverse factors in botanical environment. This led to the idea that 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, India) on the pollen physiology of some road side plants and provides few affordable suggestions to reduce auto exhaust pollution. The study was carried on Thespesia populnea Soland, through various parameters of pollen grains.

 

Keywords : Auto exhaust pollution, Botanical environment, Bio monitors, Thespesia populnea, Pollen physiology

 

 

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