Biomonitoring of heavy metals by pollen in urban environment.

  title={Biomonitoring of heavy metals by pollen in urban environment.},
  author={D. Kalbande and Sharda N Dhadse and Pramod R Chaudhari and Satish R Wate},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  volume={138 1-3},
Abstract Industrial development and consumption of petroleum products leads to increase air pollution levels especially in urban and industrial areas. Heavy metal components associated with air pollutants have far reaching effects with respect to economic and ecological importance of pollens. The pollens are male reproductive organs of the plant and travel through air from flower to flower for pollination purpose. During this period they are exposed to air pollutants. Present investigation thus… CONTINUE READING
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