Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 1, No 4 (2009)

Evaluation of SO2 Using Bioindicators: Fungus (Rhytisma acerinum) and Lichen (Lichenes) in Air of Vilnius City

Alicija Jankūnienė


The article describes a negative impact of pollution on the environment considering the reaction of live organism bioindicators to the level of pollution., Due to the sensitiveness to gas waste, Lichen (Lichenes) and fungus (Rhytisma acerinum) are very important for estimating air pollution. Therefore, the paper analyzes air pollution on the basis of testing lichens and fungus and compares the situation of SO2 in the air in Vilnius districts Karoliniškės, Šeškinė and Justiniškės with the suburban area of Avižieniai.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-12

Keyword(s): lichen (Lichenes); fungus (Rhytisma acerinum); air pollution SO2; bioindicators

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2009.4.11

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