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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(4): 639-643            |                 Available online, December 14, 2017

Study of dust deposition on leaves of some plant species in GVISH. Campus of Amravati (MS) India 


Irwe  RR,  Sontakke  SG, Sheikh  SI and Darade  MS*

 

 

Department of Botany, Government Vidarbha Institute of Science and Humanities, Amravati ( M.S.) , India

*E-mail: marutidarade@gmail.com

 

Received: 12. 07.2017   |   Accepted: 30.11.2017   |    Published : 14.12.2017

A survey of fifteen dust polluted plants of different families were carried out in institute campus. The dust holding capacity of leaves, pH of dust wash of leaf surface and amount of total chlorophyll content with respect to dust deposition on leaves are determined. From the surveyed plants the quantity of dust deposition was recorded from the randomly sampled leaves. The maximum dust deposition on leaf surface was recorded in Ficus benghalensis and Pongamia pinnata. Minimum dust deposition was found on Spathodea campanulata. The pH of leaf wash of dust was found maximum on dust polluted leaves as compared to the control. The minimum total chlorophyll content was recorded in dust affected leaves.

 

Key words: Dust, Leaves, Chlorophyll, pH.


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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Irwe  RR,  Sontakke  SG, Sheikh  SI and Darade  MS (2017) Study of dust deposition on leaves of some plant species in GVISH. Campus of Amravati (MS) India; International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (4): 639-643. 

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2017 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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