Airborne pollen sampling of Govindpur, a river bank city in Allahabad, India
Dr. Swati Chaurasia
Aerobiological studies when confined to pollen and spores and associated plant materials (Palynomixtum) are known by the term Aeropalynology. Aeropalynological survey of an area gives an idea of qualitative and quantitative existence of airborne pollen grains in that locality. This data is useful in allergy testing. With this objective a new site of Govindpur (Allahabad, U.P.) has been explored. A total of 73 pollen types have been identified from this area with dominance of 11 types. These include Holoptelea integrifolia (60.30%), Poaceae (9.31%), Parthenium hysterophorus (3.19%), Typha angustifolia (3.12%), Amaranthaceae/Chenopodiaceae (2.51%), Azadirachta indica (2.45%), Madhuca longifolia (1.93%), Croton bonplandianum (1.91%), Ricinus communis (1.64%), Brassica campestris (1.12%) and other Asteraceae (1.64%).