Atmospheric pollen concentrations in Antalya, South Turkey


Tosunoğlu A., Altunoğlu M. K. , Bıçakçı A., Kilic O., Gonca T., Yilmazer I., ...More

AEROBIOLOGIA, vol.31, no.1, pp.99-109, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10453-014-9350-6
  • Journal Name: AEROBIOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-109
  • Keywords: Aerobiology, Pollen calendar, Pollen concentrations, Antalya, Turkey, AIRBORNE ALLERGENIC POLLEN, MEDITERRANEAN AREA, PLATANUS POLLEN, SW TURKEY, GRAINS, POLLINOSIS, CITY, CALENDAR, FALL, THESSALONIKI

Abstract

Airborne pollen distribution in Antalya was measured volumetrically during 2 consecutive years, 2008 and 2009. A total of 30,497 pollen grains/m(3) belonging to 44 taxa were recorded annually during the study period. Among the taxa recorded, 27 belonged to arboreal (88.29 %) and 17 to non-arboreal taxa (11.53 %). Seven plant taxa taken as predominant pollen types with the greatest influence in the atmosphere, Cupressaceae/Taxaceae (38.33 %), Pinus (24.18 %), Olea europaea (6.86 %), Morus (5.17 %), Poaceae (4.88 %), Platanus (4.66 %) and Quercus (4.58 %), showed maximum pollen distribution in the atmosphere. The season of maximum pollen concentration was from February to May, with a high prevalence of arboreal pollen grains.