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Bryomonitoring of Environmental Pollution

  • Afroz Alam
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Abstract

Biological monitoring has become an important tool for evaluating the negative blow of human activities on the atmosphere. Due to ever-increasing population alongside other environmental problems, introduction of heavy metals in our surroundings is a huge drawback to the sustainable environment. Heavy metal pollution of the biosphere has augmented piercingly since 1900. These metals, though being deposited constantly in minute amounts, may build up in the surroundings over extended periods of time and will most likely create potential ecological and human wellbeing hazards in upcoming future. Thus, it appears very imperative to develop and perk up an enduring reflexive monitoring method to evaluate the nature and intensity of heavy metal and gaseous pollutions. In this review, the potential of bryophytes has been discussed in light of notable researches in this direction worldwide.

Keywords

Atmosphere Air quality Bryophyta Heavy metals Indicator 

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  • Afroz Alam
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  1. 1.Department of Bioscience and BiotechnologyBanasthali VidyapithBanasthaliIndia

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