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Abstract

Air borne pollen of Parthenium hysterophorus in Parbhani.

Abstract

Aeropalynology is most important branch for study of pollen distribution in air and also to know effect of pollens on human. An aeropalynological investigation was carried out at various localities of Ambajogai. The survey was performed by using Rotorod air Sampler for 3 months (June, July, & August) for two years 2009 & 2010. Among other pollen, pollen resembling echinulate Asteraceae type were trapped. After Systematic Identification, it was found that the pollen belongs to Parthenium hysterophorus.