TITLE

AIRBORNE POLLEN GRAINS COLLECTED IN AN URBAN AREA: MERCED, MEXICO CITY

AUTHOR(S)
Ríos, B.; Ramirez-Arriaga, E.; Reyes-Salas, M.; Martíez-Hernández, E.; Rosas, I.
PUB. DATE
September 2014
SOURCE
Acta Microscopica;2014, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p181
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During an aeropalynological study carried out in Merced, Mexico City from October to April (dry season), pollen index of 62,097 grains was obtained using a volumetric sampler (Burkard). A total of 24 taxa were recorded, including 14 arboreal pollen types and 10 herbaceous taxa. Nonetheless, only five of the most abundant and allergenic pollen types were analyzed: Cupressaceae, Fraxinus, Liquidambar, Pinus and Quercus. Fraxinus was the most important taxon, comprising 38% of the pollen total, followed by Cupressaceae, with 17%; both taxa significantly increased during the dry cool season (November-January). Concentrations of other pollen types were not representative of the seven months analyzed.
ACCESSION #
109288734

 

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