Garty, J., Department of Botany, Institute for Nature Conservation Research, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
Ziv, O., The Department of Field Crops, ARO, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, 50250, Israel
Eshel, A., Department of Botany, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
Thalli of the fruticose lichen Ramalina duriaei (De Not.) Jatta collected at a rural unpolluted area were coated with synthetic coating polymers. The coated lichens were transplanted to a polluted site near a busy road intersection, for a period of 5 months. After the exposure period the content of Cu, Pb, and Ni in the thalli was measured. It was found that some of the coating polymers were effective in reducing the accumulation of Cu and Ni in the lichen thallus, but could not prevent the prevention of Pb. The coating treatment reduced chlorophyll degradation which occurred in the uncoated lichens. © 1985.
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The effect of coating polymers on accumulation of airborne heavy metals by lichens
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Garty, J., Department of Botany, Institute for Nature Conservation Research, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
Ziv, O., The Department of Field Crops, ARO, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, 50250, Israel
Eshel, A., Department of Botany, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
The effect of coating polymers on accumulation of airborne heavy metals by lichens
Thalli of the fruticose lichen Ramalina duriaei (De Not.) Jatta collected at a rural unpolluted area were coated with synthetic coating polymers. The coated lichens were transplanted to a polluted site near a busy road intersection, for a period of 5 months. After the exposure period the content of Cu, Pb, and Ni in the thalli was measured. It was found that some of the coating polymers were effective in reducing the accumulation of Cu and Ni in the lichen thallus, but could not prevent the prevention of Pb. The coating treatment reduced chlorophyll degradation which occurred in the uncoated lichens. © 1985.
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