Correlation between chlorophyll degradation and the amount of some elements in the lichen Ramalina duriaei (de not.) Jatta

J. Garty*, R. Ronen, Margalith Galun

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Abstract

The lichen Ramalina duriaei was transplanted to 13 biomonitoring stations for one year. The pigments of the transplanted lichen thalli and of indigenous R. duriaei thalli were then extracted with DMSO and the ratio OD 435/OD 415 used to estimate chlorophyll degradation in comparison with this ratio in control samples. The ratio values decreased with increase in amounts of Br, Pb, Fe and Ti. There was no significant correlation between the amount of sulphur, calcium, chlorine, strontium, zinc and phosphorus in the lichen and chlorophyll degradation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironmental and Experimental Botany
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1985

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