Analysis of airborne pollen spectrum in Fethiye - Mugla, Turkey


Bilisik A., BIÇAKÇI A. , MALYER H. , SAPAN N.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.17, no.6, pp.640-646, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.640-646
  • Keywords: pollen, airborne pollen grains, pollen calendar, Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey, TREE POLLEN, CALENDAR, ALLERGY, GRAINS, POLLINOSIS, CROATIA, FALL

Abstract

Deposited airborne pollen grains in the atmosphere of Fethiye were investigated in 2003 and 2004 with using a Durham sampler. Weekly deposited pollen grains in per cm(2) were calculated. During two years, a total of 14,228 pollen grains/cm(2) were counted, which belong to 41 taxa. Of these, 22 of them belong to arboreal plants (AP), 19 to non-arboreal plants (NAP) and unidentified pollen grains were recorded. In 2003, 6,519 pollen grains and in 2004, 7,709 pollen grains were counted. Of all the pollen grains 89.62% were AP, 9.63% were NAP, and 0.75% were unidentified. According to our results, it can be reported that pollen season durations and total percentages of the most frequent pollen grains in Fethiye were; 7(th)-37(th) week for Pinus spp. (42.46) 50(th)-29(th) week for Cupressaceae/Taxaceae (25.11%) 12(th)-20(th) week for Morus spp. (9.29 %), 9(th)-44(th) week for Gramineae (4.25%), 17(th)-29(th) week for Olea spp. (3.20%), 10(th)-23(rd) week for Platanus spp. (2.93%), 12(th)-25(th) week for Quercus spp. (2.34 %), 9(th)-23(th) week for Fraxinus spp. (1.07 %). 32.58% of the pollen sum was recorded in May. The season of maximum pollen fall was from March to May, with a prevalence of arboreal pollen grains.