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A diagnostic study was done on Ligustrum lucidum Ait. f. tricolor (Rehd.) Rehd. in relation to atmospheric pollutants in Cordoba city, Argentina. The study area receives regional pollutants and was categorized taking into account traffic level, industrial density, type of industry, location of the sample point in relation to the street corner, treeless condition, and topographic level. Dried weight/fresh weight ratio (DW/FW) and specific leaf area (SLA) were calculated, and concentrations of chlorophylls, carotenoids, total sulfur, soluble proteins, malondialdehyde (MDA), and hydroperoxy conjugated dienes (HPCD) were determined in leaf samples. Sulfur content correlates positively with traffic density and SLA correlates negatively with some combinations of the categorical variables MDA correlates positively with topographic level and total protein concentration correlates negatively with treeless condition. On the basis of our results, traffic, location of trees, type of industry, situation of a tree with respect to others, and topographic level are the environmental variables to bear in mind when selecting analogous sampling points in a passive monitoring program. An approximation to predict tree injury may be obtained by measuring DW/FW ratio, proteins, pigments, HPCD, and MDA as they are responsible for the major variability of data.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Exploring chemical variables in Ligustrum lucidum Ait. F. Tricolor (Rehd.) Rehd. in relation to air pollutants and environmental conditions
Autor:Pignata, M.L.; Cañas, M.S.; Carreras, H.; Orellana, L.
Filiación:Cátedra de Quim. General, Fac. de Cie. Exact., Fis. y Nat., Univ. Nacional de Córdoba, Avda. Velez Sarsfield 299, 5000 Córdoba, Argentina
Instituto de Cálculo, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, 1428 Nuñez Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:Air pollution; Argentina; L. lucidum Ait. f. tricolor (Rehd.) Rehd.; Pigments Urban environment; Sulfur accumulation; Argentina; Ligustrum lucidum; Sulfur accumulation; Urban environment; Atmospheric chemistry; Environmental engineering; Environmental impact; Pigments; Plants (botany); Urban planning; Air pollution; alkadiene; carotenoid; chlorophyll; malonaldehyde; protein; sulfur; air pollution; atmospheric pollutant; biomonitoring; leaf chemistry; monitoring programme; pollution monitoring; road traffic; urban area; air pollutant; argentina; article; environmental factor; nonhuman; plant growth; plant leaf; traffic; tree; Argentina, Cordoba Province, Cordoba; Ligustrum lucidum; Oleaceae
Página de inicio:793
Página de fin:801
Título revista:Environmental Management
Título revista abreviado:ENVIRON. MANAGE.
CAS:chlorophyll, 1406-65-1, 15611-43-5; malonaldehyde, 542-78-9; protein, 67254-75-5; sulfur, 13981-57-2, 7704-34-9


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Pignata, M.L., Cañas, M.S., Carreras, H. & Orellana, L. (1997) . Exploring chemical variables in Ligustrum lucidum Ait. F. Tricolor (Rehd.) Rehd. in relation to air pollutants and environmental conditions. Environmental Management, 21(5), 793-801.
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Pignata, M.L., Cañas, M.S., Carreras, H., Orellana, L. "Exploring chemical variables in Ligustrum lucidum Ait. F. Tricolor (Rehd.) Rehd. in relation to air pollutants and environmental conditions" . Environmental Management 21, no. 5 (1997) : 793-801.
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Pignata, M.L., Cañas, M.S., Carreras, H., Orellana, L. "Exploring chemical variables in Ligustrum lucidum Ait. F. Tricolor (Rehd.) Rehd. in relation to air pollutants and environmental conditions" . Environmental Management, vol. 21, no. 5, 1997, pp. 793-801.
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Pignata, M.L., Cañas, M.S., Carreras, H., Orellana, L. Exploring chemical variables in Ligustrum lucidum Ait. F. Tricolor (Rehd.) Rehd. in relation to air pollutants and environmental conditions. ENVIRON. MANAGE. 1997;21(5):793-801.