Airborne pollen grains in Bursa, Turkey, 1999-2000

Bicakci A., Tatlidil S., Sapan N., Malyer H., Canitez Y.

ANNALS OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.10, no.1, pp.31-36, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-36
  • Keywords: Turkey, Bursa, pollen, pollen calendar, MEDITERRANEAN AREA, ALLERGY, ATMOSPHERE, POLLINOSIS, PLANTS


In this study, pollen grains were sampled by using a Lanzoni trap (Lanzoni VPPS 2000) in atmosphere of Bursa in 1999 and 2000. During two years, a total of 13,991 pollen grains/m(3) which belonged to 59 taxa and unidentified pollen grains were recorded. A total of 7,768 pollen grains were identified in 1999 and a total of 6,223 in 2000. From these taxa, 36 belong to arboreal and 23 taxa to non-arboreal plants. Total pollen grains consist of 78.61% arboreal, 20.37% non-arboreal plants and 1.03% unidentified pollen grains. In the region investigated, Pinus sp., Olea sp., Platanus sp., Gramineae, Cupressaceae/Taxaccae, Quercus sp., Acer sp., Morus sp. Xanthium sp., Castanea sp., Chenopodiaccae/Amaranthaceae, Corylus sp., Artemisia sp., Urtica sp. and Fraxinus sp. were responsible for the greatest amounts of pollen. During the study period the pollen concentration reached its highest level in April.