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Influence of dust from a limestone quarry on chlorophyll degradation of the lichen Physcia adscendens (Fr.) Oliv.

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Zaharopoulou, A., Lanaras, T. & Arianoutsou, M. Influence of dust from a limestone quarry on chlorophyll degradation of the lichen Physcia adscendens (Fr.) Oliv.. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 50, 852–855 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00209949

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Keywords

  • Waste Water
  • Dust
  • Chlorophyll
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution