Assessment of relationship between fungal aerosol within a municipal dump and epiphytic mycoflora of crop plants

Dariusz Ropek , Krzysztof Frączek , Jacek Kozdrój , Maria Jolanta Chmiel

Abstract

A field study was performed to assess whether fungal aerosol of a municipal dump may impact on quantitative and qualitative characteristics of epiphytic mycoflora of crop plants cultivated in vicinity of the dump. Sampling sites were located at every side of the dump. Plant samples were collected from field bean, spring wheat and potato. The highest concentration of fungal aerosol was found at the field located south of the dump within the zone of 250 m next to its borders. For this zone, the most numerous and diverse mycoflora was ascertained, and the plants cultivated were the most damaged. The results suggest that the municipal dump was not the source of phytopathogenic fungi; however, different emissions of contaminants from the dump might cause a decline in the intrinsic plant resistance against the pathogens.
Author Dariusz Ropek (FoAE / DoAEP)
Dariusz Ropek,,
- Department of Agricultural Environment Protection
, Krzysztof Frączek (FoAE / DoM)
Krzysztof Frączek,,
- Department of Microbiology
, Jacek Kozdrój (FoAE / DoM)
Jacek Kozdrój,,
- Department of Microbiology
, Maria Jolanta Chmiel (FoAE / DoM)
Maria Jolanta Chmiel,,
- Department of Microbiology
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Environmental Health Research, ISSN 0960-3123, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2013
Vol23
No3
Pages215-225
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishphyllosphere mycoflora, fungal aerosol, municipal dump, plant disease
ASJC Classification2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis; 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 2310 Pollution; 2700 General Medicine
DOIDOI:10.1080/09603123.2012.713097
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09603123.2012.713097
Internal identifierWRE/2013/28
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.813; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.513 (2) - 2013=1.634 (5)
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