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Phylogenetic generic classification of parmelioid lichens (Parmeliaceae,Ascomycota) based on molecular, morphological and chemical evidence.
Parmelioid lichens are a diverse and ubiquitous group of foliose lichens. Generic delimitation in parmelioid lichens has been in a state of flux since the late 1960s with the segregation of theExpand
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Commercial and ethnic use of lichens in India
The diversity of Indian lichen flora has undergone a considerable decline in the last five decades. Among the various anthropogenic activities, overexploitation and selective removal of economicallyExpand
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Folk uses of some lichens in Sikkim.
Sikkim is one of the smallest States of India. Twenty-three percent of its population are scheduled tribal people. These are the Bhotia, Lepcha and Nepali, who speak the Sikkimese, Lepcha, and NepaliExpand
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) accumulation in lichen, Phaeophyscia hispidula of DehraDun City, Garhwal Himalayas
The distribution and origin of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the lichen, Phaeophyscia hispidula (Ach.) Essl., collected from nine different road crossings of DehraDun, capital city ofExpand
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Accumulation and toxic effect of arsenic and other heavy metals in a contaminated area of West Bengal, India, in the lichen Pyxine cocoes (Sw.) Nyl.
Ecological indicators can be used to assess the condition of the environment, to provide an early warning signal of changes in the surrounding environment or to diagnose the causes of anExpand
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Heavy Metal Accumulation in Phaeophyscia hispidula En Route to Badrinath, Uttaranchal, India
  • V. Shukla, D. K. Upreti
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental monitoring and assessment
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Phaeophyscia hispidula, a common foliose lichen, growing in its natural habitat, was analysed for the concentration of six heavy metals (Fe, Ni, Zn, Cr, Cu and Pb) from five different sites of PauriExpand
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Biodiversity, bioaccumulation and physiological changes in lichens growing in the vicinity of coal-based thermal power plant of Raebareli district, north India.
The lichen diversity assessment carried out around a coal-based thermal power plant indicated the increase in lichen abundance with the increase in distance from power plant in general. TheExpand
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Assessing the vitality of Himalayan lichens by measuring their photosynthetic performances using chlorophyll fluorescence technique
Photosynthetic performances of 82 lichens occurring in Western Himalayas were determined using chlorophyll fluorescence. F v /F m ranged from 0.023 to 0.655, with terricolous Cladonia subconistea atExpand
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Diversity and distribution of terricolous lichens as indicator of habitat heterogeneity and grazing induced trampling in a temperate-alpine shrub and meadow
Lichens are among the most sensitive biomonitors of ecosystem health and human induced disturbances. Terricolous lichens of Chopta–Tungnath (Garhwal, western Himalaya, India) were analysed for theirExpand
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Determination of atmospheric heavy metals using two lichen species in Katni and Rewa cities, India.
A biomonitoring study was conducted to assess the levels of atmospheric heavy metal pollution in Katni and Rewa cities of Madhya Pradesh, state in central India. The Pyxine cocoes and PhaeophysciaExpand
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