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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Nov 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Pages : 54-58

Evaluation of plants for their tolerance to air pollution in industrial area a
case study in Karaikudi Region, Tamil Nadu, South India.

Evaluation of Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI) values derived from the biochemical parameters such as leaf extract pH,
total chlorophyll content, percent relative water content and ascorbic acid of the leaf samples of five plant species namely,
Mangifera indica, Psidium guajava, Tamarindus indica, Azadirachta indica and Delonix regia showed that their APTI values were
lower in the industrial area of the Karaikudi town when compared to the residential area of the same region.

Keywords: Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI), ascorbic acid, bioindicators, chlorophyll, industrial pollutants, leaf extract pH, water content

Citation: *, ( 2015), Evaluation of plants for their tolerance to air pollution in industrial area a
case study in Karaikudi Region, Tamil Nadu, South India.. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 3(2): 54-58

Received: 2016-05-11 06:08:43; Accepted: 2016-05-11 06:08:57;
Published: 11/05/2016

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*Correspondence: D. Sarala Thambavani