24Jul 2017

PHYSIOLOGICAL VARIATION AND ACCUMULATION OF METALS IN TWO GROWTH FORMS OF LICHENS GROWING AROUND PANKI THERMAL POWER PLANT OF UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA.

  • Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Raebareli road, Lucknow-226025.
  • Lichenology Laboratory, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001.
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The present study deals with an analysis of inorganic pollutants, their possible sources and effect on naturally growing Pyxine cocoes (Sw.) Nyl., a foliose lichen and Rinodina sophodes (Ach.) A. Massal., a crustose lichens around Panki Thermal Power Plant, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The east direction of the thermal power plant which experiences heavy traffic activity showed complete absence of lichens while west side has the maximum number of lichen thalli. The result indicated that correlation analysis revealed that chlorophyll a, b, total chlorophyll, carotenoid, chlorophyll degradation was significantly correlated with each other whereas protein content showed negative correlation with chlorophyll a (-0.981), chlorophyll b (-0.97), total chlorophyll (-0.976), carotenoid (-0.935) and chlorophyll degradation (-0.994) in R. sophodes. All metals studied for both the species showed positive correlation matrix between the metals. The highest concentration of Fe, Mn, Zn and Pb were found at highly polluted areas with heavy traffic and road construction. The present study has established the utility of crustose and foliose growth forms of lichens in monitoring of environmental pollution in an area


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[Namita Gupta, Shiv Kumar Dwivedi and Dalip Kumar Upreti. (2017); PHYSIOLOGICAL VARIATION AND ACCUMULATION OF METALS IN TWO GROWTH FORMS OF LICHENS GROWING AROUND PANKI THERMAL POWER PLANT OF UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (Jul). 1554-1564] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Namita Gupta
Department of Environmental Science, B.B.A.University, Lucknow

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/4869       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/4869


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