Aerobiological investigation in Bitlis, Turkey.

Sevcan Celenk 1, Adem Bicakci 2
1 - Uludag University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Gorukle, Bursa,Turkey. sevcant@uludag.edu.tr
2 -
Ann Agric Environ Med
2005; 12 (1):
ICID: 420253
 
 
A continuous aeropalynological survey of the atmosphere of Bitlis was carriedout from January 2001 to December 2002 by means of the gravimetric method using Durham apparatus. Weeklypollen grains in per cm(2) were calculated. During two years, a total of 3,323 pollen grains/cm(2) whichbelong to 46 taxa, 21 of total belong to arboreal (AP) and 25 of total non-arboreal (NAP) plants, andunidentified pollen grains were recorded. In 2001, 1,833 pollen grains and in 2002, 1,490 pollen grainswere recorded. Total pollen grains consist of 39.39 % AP, 59.28 % NAP plants and 1.32 % unidentifiedpollen grains. Gramineae, Urticaceae, Juglans spp., Quercus spp., Umbellifereae, Cupressaceae/Taxaceae,Fraxinus spp., Salix spp., Plantago spp., Pinus spp., Rumex spp., Moraceae and Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceaewere responsible for the greatest amounts of pollens in the investigated region. 58.38 % of total pollengrains were appeared during May and June.
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