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Significance of leaf surface characteristics in plant responses to air pollution


Plant responses to air pollution were found to vary with type of leaf vesture. Considerable reduction in leaf area, leaf biomass, total plant biomass and chlorophyll content was observed in plants having pilose or pubescent leaf surface as compared to plants with glabrescent leaf surface. The study shows the importance of leaf vesture in determining response of plants to air pollution.

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Varshney, C.K., Garg, K.K. Significance of leaf surface characteristics in plant responses to air pollution. Water Air Soil Pollut 14, 429–433 (1980).

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  • Biomass
  • Chlorophyll
  • Leaf Area
  • Chlorophyll Content
  • Surface Characteristic