Record number :
2234988
Title of article :
Assessment of the relationship between total suspended particles and the response of two biological indicators transplanted to an urban area in central Argentina
Author/Authors :
Carreras، نويسنده , , H.A. and Rodriguez، نويسنده , , J.H. and Gonzلlez، نويسنده , , C.M. and Wannaz، نويسنده , , E.D. and Garcia Ferreyra، نويسنده , , F. and Perez، نويسنده , , C.A. and Pignata، نويسنده , , M.L.، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
Pages :
6
From page :
2944
To page :
2949
Abstract :
Samples of the vascular plant Tradescantia pallida and the lichen Usnea amblyoclada were exposed from October 2004 to April 2005 in three sites with different local sources of air pollution in Cَrdoba city, Argentina. Simultaneous determinations of the ambient levels of total suspended particles were made for each site. Young inflorescenses of T. pallida were collected in November, February and April and the frequency of micronuclei was determined on early tetrads of pollen mother cells. Physiological parameters and the elemental composition of lichen thalli were measured from samples exposed and replaced every month. Significant differences among sampling sites were observed in the frequency of micronuclei measured in T. pallida as well as in many physiological parameters and elements accumulated in lichen thalli. The mass of particulate material as well as the concentration of Ca, Mn, Cu, Zn and Sr was significantly different in different sampling sites, too. These results suggest that in situ biomonitoring using both higher plants and lichens may be of use to characterize air pollution in areas devoid of instrumental monitoring techniques or where it is necessary to explore the distribution of air contaminants at a microscale.
Keywords :
In situ biomonitoring , Usnea amblyoclada , Tradescantia pallida , Total suspended particles , Multielemental composition
Journal title :
Atmospheric Environment
Serial Year :
2009
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