Airborne pollen grains of Burdur, Turkey

Bicakci A., Akkaya A., Malyer H., Turgut E., Sahin U.

ACTA BOTANICA SINICA, vol.42, no.8, pp.864-867, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.864-867
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The pollen grains in the atmosphere of Burdur have been studied for a two-year period (1996 through 1997) with a Durham sampler. A total of 11 881 pollen grains belonging to 39 taxa have been identified and recorded with some unidentified ones. Of them, 5 726 were identified in 1996 and 6 155 in 1997. Of the total pollen grains, 76.51% were arboreal, 21.62% non-arboreal and 1.87% unidentified. The majority of the investigated pollen grains were from Pinus L., Cupressaceae, Gramineae, Quercus L., Platanus L., Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae, Salix L., Cedrus I,., Compositae, Juglans L. and Urticaceae respectively. The highest level of pollen concentration was in May.