Russian Journal of Ecolog 3, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2000, pp. 129-131. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 2, 2000, pp. 147-150. Original Russian Text Copyright 9 2000 hy Stvolinskaya. Viability of Taraxacum officinale Wigg. in Populations of the City of Moscow in Relation to Motor Transport Pollution N. S. Stvolinskaya Moscow State Pedagogical University, Malaya Pirogovskaya ul. 1, Moscow, 119882 Russia Received June 18, 1998 Key words: seed plants, germination, malformations, phytoindication. nating plants were measured with a ruler to an accuracy Motor transport is a major source of air pollution, automobiles playing the principal role. In many cities, of 1 mm. the exhausts of motor vehicles prevail over industrial Seed samples were taken from populations growing discharge, accounting for 60-80% of the total amount under the following conditions: close to streets and of pollutants released into the atmosphere (Gosu- highways with heavy traffic (within 3-m zone), includ- darstvennyi doklad .... 1994; Antonova and Tumanova, ing Dmitrovskoe and Yaroslavskoe highways, Pok- 1996). Exhausts of internal combustion engines contain rovskii boulevard, and Nizhnyaya Maslovka street; in approximately 280 components, and many of them are populations near roads but at a distance of 6-10 m from toxic. Due to traffic, the soil
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