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Effects of Industrial Air pollution on Biochemical parameters of Shorea robusta and Acacia auriculiformis

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Studies, Institute of Science, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 731235, Birbhum, West Bengal, India
  • 2Department of Environmental Studies, Institute of Science, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 731235, Birbhum, West Bengal, India
  • 3Department of Environmental Studies, Institute of Science, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 731235, Birbhum, West Bengal, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 29-33, April,2 (2016)


Air pollution has become a great concern to the environment due to increasing industrialization and urbanization. The present study examines the effects of air pollution on various biochemical parameters of plants in Barjora forest at Barjora, Bankura, West Bengal. To evaluate the susceptibility of plants to air pollution, four biochemical parameters, namely; chlorophyll, carbohydrate, ascorbic acid and protein, in two different tree species viz., Shorea robusta and Acacia auriculiformis, were determined. For both the plant species, the chlorophyll content was decreased significantly as compared to the control. The carbohydrate and protein content were also decreased for both the species, whereas, ascorbic acid content was increased in both the species.


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