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Title: Air pollution effects on the leaf structure of two injury resistant species: Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Olea europaea L

Abstract

The release of toxic gases as well as of particulate pollutants into the atmosphere is a major side effect of the human industrial, agricultural and domestic activities. The impact of these compounds on the various life forms of our planet seems to be very serious. Investigations of plant species resistant to pollution-induced injuries do have a meaning. The introduction of these species will improve air quality and establish a moderate rate of primary productivity in the handicapped regions. That is why data concerning an evergreen sclerophyllous species which does not present structural modifications and organelle destruction although forced to be a dweller of a partition isle in a heavily polluted, traffic-loaded main street of the smog-suffering city of Athens, Greece, seemed very interesting. In this paper, further investigation is presented. Two common, species were studied. The first, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, a huge tree once imported to Europe from Australia as a marsh-drier in an effort to control malaria, is a drought enduring species mostly known for the essential oils accumulated in its leaves. The second, Olea europaea L. var oleaster Brot, is a sclerophyllous tree growing wild in chaparall formations in Greece.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Univ. of Athens (Greece))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7206309
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; (United States); Journal Volume: 47:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; LEAVES; MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES; SMOG; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; DECIDUOUS TREES; DROUGHTS; EUCALYPTUSES; GREECE; PRODUCTIVITY; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; EUROPE; MAGNOLIOPHYTA; MAGNOLIOPSIDA; PLANTS; TREES; 560300* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology

Citation Formats

Christodoulakis, N.S., and Koutsogeorgopoulou, L. Air pollution effects on the leaf structure of two injury resistant species: Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Olea europaea L. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.1007/BF01702207.
Christodoulakis, N.S., & Koutsogeorgopoulou, L. Air pollution effects on the leaf structure of two injury resistant species: Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Olea europaea L. United States. doi:10.1007/BF01702207.
Christodoulakis, N.S., and Koutsogeorgopoulou, L. Sun . "Air pollution effects on the leaf structure of two injury resistant species: Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Olea europaea L". United States. doi:10.1007/BF01702207.
@article{osti_7206309,
title = {Air pollution effects on the leaf structure of two injury resistant species: Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Olea europaea L},
author = {Christodoulakis, N.S. and Koutsogeorgopoulou, L.},
abstractNote = {The release of toxic gases as well as of particulate pollutants into the atmosphere is a major side effect of the human industrial, agricultural and domestic activities. The impact of these compounds on the various life forms of our planet seems to be very serious. Investigations of plant species resistant to pollution-induced injuries do have a meaning. The introduction of these species will improve air quality and establish a moderate rate of primary productivity in the handicapped regions. That is why data concerning an evergreen sclerophyllous species which does not present structural modifications and organelle destruction although forced to be a dweller of a partition isle in a heavily polluted, traffic-loaded main street of the smog-suffering city of Athens, Greece, seemed very interesting. In this paper, further investigation is presented. Two common, species were studied. The first, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, a huge tree once imported to Europe from Australia as a marsh-drier in an effort to control malaria, is a drought enduring species mostly known for the essential oils accumulated in its leaves. The second, Olea europaea L. var oleaster Brot, is a sclerophyllous tree growing wild in chaparall formations in Greece.},
doi = {10.1007/BF01702207},
journal = {Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 47:3,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991},
month = {Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991}
}