Predicting Species Response to Ozone Using a Pollen Screen

  • William A. Feder


Ozone is a major cause of injury to vegetation in Europe and the USA. Injury to a broad spectrum of Gymnosperms and Angiosperms after exposure to low 03 dosages was documented. (Feder et al 1969,1970;Gentile et al 1971;Omrod et al 1976;Davis & Wood 1972;Miller et al 1969;and Berry 1973.) Sensitive plant species are injured by 0.04–0.06ppm 03 for 4hr. Petunia, tobacco, potato, and morning glory and tree species like white pine and ponderosa pine were in this 03-sensitive group. (Feder 1970; Miller et al 1969;Berry 1973.) Sensitivity to 03 varies among CVs and within species. Variability of 03 response was noted for corn (Cameron et al 1970) ;tomato (Gentile et al 1971) ;bean (Davis & Kress 1974) ;Petunia (Feder et al 1969) ;alfalfa (Howell et al 1971); white pine (Berry 1973);Ponderosa pine (Miller et al 1969) ;and forest trees (Jensen 1973.)


Pollen Tube Pollen Germination Pollen Population Pollen Response Morning Glory 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Feder
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  1. 1.Suburban Experiment StationUniversity of Massachusetts, WalthamWalthamUSA

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