J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2004, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (6): 668-674.

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Airborne Pollen Grains in Zonguldak, Turkey, 2001-2002

Ayse KAPLAN   


The variation in airborne pollen concentration of the Zonguldak region, Turkey was studied for two consecutive years 2001-2002 using a Durham sampler. During this period, a total of 61 304 pollen grains belonging to 43 taxa were recorded. Of these 43 taxa, 26 belonged to arboreal and 17 to non-arboreal plants. The main pollen types were Pinaceae, Populus, Carpinus, Betula, Corylus, Fagus orientalis, Castanea sativa, Alnus glutinosa, Quercus, Cupressaceae, Chenopodiaceae and Gramineae, representing 96.7% of the pollen spectrum. Pollen concentration reached the highest level in March.

Key words: Turkey, Zonguldak, pollen, pollen calendar

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