Effect of the air pollutant sulfur dioxide on phytohormone levels in some lichens


Battal P., Aslan A., TÜRKER M. , Uzun Y.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.13, no.5, pp.436-440, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.436-440

Abstract

In the present study the effect of sulfur dioxide pollution on phytohormonal levels and morphological changes in lichens was investigated. Fumigated sulfur dioxide was applied to Dermatocarpon intestiniforme (Korber) Hasse, Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale, Lecanora muralis (Schreber) Rabenh., Neofuscelia pulla (Ach.) Essl., Rhizocarpon geographicum (L.) DC., Rhizoplaca melanophythalma (DC.) Leuck.& Poelt, Tephromela atra (Huds.) Hafellner, and Xanthophoria elegans (Link.) Th. Fr. in a glass chamber. Dermatocarpon intestinifiorma and Leconara muralis were found to be the most tolerant species.