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Title: Effect of air pollution on nitrogen fixation in lichens

Abstract

Clear decrease (80-90%) of acetylene reduction in Stereocaulon paschale and Nephroma arcticum was observed in the polluted city area of Turku (SW Finland) within a period of three-four weeks, while nitrogenase activity remained unchanged in the specimens outside the city area. Carbon dioxide fixation in these lichens lowered 20-50%.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Turku, Finland
OSTI Identifier:
5091901
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5091901
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Rep. Kevo Subarctic Res. Stat.; ()
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; AIR POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; LICHENS; NITROGEN FIXATION; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; ACETYLENE; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION; CARBON MONOXIDE; ENZYME ACTIVITY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FINLAND; NITROGEN DIOXIDE; NITROGENASE; PH VALUE; REDUCTION; SULFATES; SULFIDES; SULFUR DIOXIDE; ALGAE; ALKYNES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DATA; ENZYMES; EUROPE; FUNGI; HYDROCARBONS; INFORMATION; NITRO-GROUP DEHYDROGENASES; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN OXIDES; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXIDOREDUCTASES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; PLANTS; POLLUTION; SCANDINAVIA; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; SYNTHESIS; WESTERN EUROPE 560303* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Plants-- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Kallio, S., and Varheenmaa, T. Effect of air pollution on nitrogen fixation in lichens. United States: N. p., 1974. Web.
Kallio, S., & Varheenmaa, T. Effect of air pollution on nitrogen fixation in lichens. United States.
Kallio, S., and Varheenmaa, T. Tue . "Effect of air pollution on nitrogen fixation in lichens". United States.
@article{osti_5091901,
title = {Effect of air pollution on nitrogen fixation in lichens},
author = {Kallio, S. and Varheenmaa, T.},
abstractNote = {Clear decrease (80-90%) of acetylene reduction in Stereocaulon paschale and Nephroma arcticum was observed in the polluted city area of Turku (SW Finland) within a period of three-four weeks, while nitrogenase activity remained unchanged in the specimens outside the city area. Carbon dioxide fixation in these lichens lowered 20-50%.},
doi = {},
journal = {Rep. Kevo Subarctic Res. Stat.; ()},
number = ,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {1974},
month = {1}
}