Phytomonitoring of selected plant species and its correlation with air quality at Ayodhya
Anoop Kumar Mishra, Amit Kumar Mishra, Siddhartha Shukla
Plant leaves are continuously exposed to atmosphere and so the main receptor of dusts. The deposition of dusts on leaves surface depends upon wind speed, surface geometry, phyllotaxy and leaf external characteristics such as hairs or cuticles. Dust deposition on leaf surface causes reduction in rate of photosynthesis and increases temperature of the leaves; this causes decrease in the synthesis of pigments. Present investigation was carried out from February to April and it was reported that small vertically oriented leaves of Sheesham shows less deposition of particulates, whereas big, hairy and horizontally oriented leaves of Banyan hold more dust or particulates. It was also reported that in the month of April when wind speed is high deposition is less.
Anoop Kumar Mishra, Amit Kumar Mishra, Siddhartha Shukla. Phytomonitoring of selected plant species and its correlation with air quality at Ayodhya. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 106-110