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Main Title Combined Effect of Sulfur Dioxide and Ozone on Bean and Tobacco Plants.
Author Jacobson, J. S. ; Colavito, L. J. ;
CORP Author Boyce Thompson Inst. for Plant Research, Inc., Yonkers, NY.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-R-801070; EPA-600/J-76-114;
Stock Number PB84-101658
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Farm crops ; Air pollution ; Bean plants ; Tobacco plants ; Exposure ; Sulfur dioxide ; Ozone ; Dosage ; Leaves(Botany) ; Statistical analysis ; Injuries ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tests ; Air pollution effects(Plants)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-101658 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Plants of two cultivars of Phaseolus vulgaris and one cultivar of Nicotiana tabacum were exposed to a replicated series of concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone (03), and combinations of these two air pollutants for single four-hour periods. Experiments were performed in controlled-environment chambers using concentrations of pollutants above and below Federal ambient air quality standards in order to determine whether interactive effects result from exposure to concentrations of pollutants occurring in some agricultural areas of the United States. Dose-response curves for foliar symptoms were found to approximate logarithmic functions of pollutant concentrations when the frequency of leaf injury was converted into probit units. In bean cultivars, the toxicity of SO2 or O3 was either amplified or not affected in the presence of the two pollutants.