Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2001, pp. 281–283. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 4, 2001, pp. 307–309. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Zaitsev, Kulagin, Bagautdinov. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Specific Features of Root System Structure in Pinus sylvestris L. and Larix sukaczewii Dyl. under Conditions of the Ufa Industrial Center 1 1 2 G. A. Zaitsev , A. Yu. Kulagin , and F. Ya. Bagautdinov Institute of Biology, Ufa Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. Oktyabrya 69, Ufa, 450054 Russia Bashkortostan State Agrarian University, ul. 50-letiya Oktyabrya 34, Ufa, 450054 Russia Received November 10, 1999 Key words: root system, petrochemical-related pollution, Pinus sylvestris L., Larix sukaczewii Dyl. In a polluted urban atmosphere, woody plants func- UIC were used as a control (southerly and southwesterly tion as ﬁlters that purify the air by settling solid parti- winds prevail in the region). Test plots were chosen, laid, cles and partially absorbing and detoxifying gases and and described by conventional methods (Sukachev, aerosols (Kulagin, 1974; Il’kun, 1978; Nikolaevskii, 1966). Taxonometric parameters of the stands are shown 1979). However, the tolerance of tree stands to indus- in Table 1. trial toxicants depends not only on the state of the assimilative
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