Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 631-637 Jan-Mar 12

 

INCIDENCE OF AIRBORNE POLLEN GRAINS IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF GWALIOR DISTRICT : A ONE YEAR STUDY

 

Madhu Gupta1 and A. K. Jain*2

1. Department of Botany, College of Life Sciences, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)
2. School of Studies in Botany, Jiwaji University, Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 25, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

The Study was to assess the incidence and seasonal variations in the airborne pollen grains in Gwalior city (India). The collection of airspora was carried out at human height above ground level using burkard portable spore trap sampler. The survey of the airspora was carried out for a year, from september 2006 to august 2007 at selected outdoor site (university-campus). A total of 36 pollen types were recorded during study period. The predominent pollen types of family Poaceae were observed throughout the year. The other important pollen taxa, which contributed their pollen during this year, belonged to Meliaceae, Caesalpinaceae, Cruciferae, Casurinaceae, Verbenaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Boraginaceae, Myrtaceae, Rubiaceae and Acantheceae. The maximum monthly concentration was obserbed in February and minimum in may. The present study will provide preliminary, but useful data to the allergologists for effective diagnosis and treatment of local population suffering from pollen hypersensitivity.

 

Keywords : Aerobiology, Airborne pollen grains, Incidence, Allergens, Gwalior

 

 

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