J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2002, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (11): 1371-1375.

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Airborne Pollen Grains Of Afyon, Turkey

Adem BICAKCI, S¨1heyla ERGUN, Sevcan TATLIDIL, Hulusi MALYER, Sabri OZYURT, Ahmet AKKAYA and Nihat SAPAN   

Abstract:

The airborne pollen grains of Afyon have been studied for a two year period (1999-2000) with a Durham sampler. A total of 14 367 pollen grains belonging to 40 taxa have been identified and recorded with some unidentified ones. Of them, 6 732 were identified in 1999 and 7 635 in 2000. Of the total pollen grains, 69.67% were arboreal, 26.64% non arboreal and 3.68 % unidentified. The majority of the investigated pollen grains were from Pinus,Gramineae, Cupressaceae,Platanus, Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae, Quercus, Ailanthus, Moraceae, Juglans, Salix, Cedrus and Rosaceae. The highest level of pollen grains was in May.

 

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