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Main Title Effects of Acidic Rain and Ozone on Nitrogen Fixation and Photosynthesis in the Lichen 'Lobaria pulmonaria' (L.) Hoffm.
Author Sigal, L. L. ; Johnston, J. W. ;
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN. Environmental Sciences Div.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/395;
Stock Number PB88-104294
Additional Subjects Ozone ; Lichens ; Plant physiology ; Photosynthesis ; Air quality ; Acidification ; Nitrogen fixation ; Reprints ; Acid rain
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NTIS  PB88-104294 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Abstract
The lichen Lobaria pulmonaria was subjected to ozone fumigations at 118, 235 and 353 mcg/cu m and simulated acidic rain at pH levels of 2.6, 4.2 and 5.6 for 5 days (M,W,F,M,W) during a 10-day period. Acidic rain at pH 2.6 caused significant reduction in nitrogen fixation and gross photosynthesis of 100 and 90%, respectively, and thallus bleaching was apparent. There were no significant differences between the pH 5.6 and 4.2 treatments in either gross photosynthesis or nitrogen fixation, and the color of the lichen thalli was unchanged. The effect of Ozone on nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis over the range of concentrations used was not significant, but there was a trend toward reduced nitrogen fixation with increasing (O3) concentration. There were no significant Ozone-acidic rain interactions. The threshold for response to rain acidity for L. pulmonaria lies between pH 2.6 and 4.2, and the acidity of wet deposition in parts of the United States may fall in the range. (Copyright (c) 1986 Pergamon Press Ltd.)