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    Abstract - Issue May 2008, 29 (3)                                     Back

Effect of ambient air sulphur dioxide on sulphate accumulation in plants

A.K. Dwivedi*1,B.D. Tripathi2 and Shashi3

1Department of Botany, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur - 273 009, India

2Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, India

3Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Complexes, Deptartment of Chemistry, U.P. College, Varanasi - 221 002, India

(Received: December 12, 2005; Revised received: July 07, 2006; Accepted: August 12, 2006)

Abstract: Present study deals with the relationship between ambient air sulphur dioxide and sulphate content in leaf of selected tropical plant species, Ficus religiosa. The study reveals a positive correlation between ambient air sulphur dioxide and sulphate in the leaves. Two way ANOVA finds the obtained values to be highly significant (p<0.001). Amount of sulphate in leaves shows positive correlation with sulphur dioxide in air (p<0.001) during most part of the study. A marked reduction of sulphate contentin leaf was found during October when reduction in ambient air sulphur dioxide was recorded.

Key words: Macronutrient, Cysteine, Brick kilns, Coal, Ficus religiosa

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