Chemical, morphological and physiological identification of the influence of air pollution on Pinus brutia ten

Aytug B., Guven K.

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.17, no.4, pp.445-447, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09593331708616406
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.445-447
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The influence of air pollution was studied on Pinus brutia Ten, collected from Aliaga, near an oil refinery, and from Bornova, in a non-polluted area. The ethyl acetate extract of the wooden parts of Pinus brutia collected from the Aliaga sample gave one spot on TLC and one lambda(max) value, while the sample from Bornova showed two spots on TLC and two lambda(max) values. In the polluted area, the sample was observed for morphological anomalies on the needles and physiological changes such as contraction of annual rings and lengthwise growth. The proposed chemical method was new for determination of air pollution effects on Pinus brutia.