Airborne Allergenic Pollen Grains in Alexandria City, Egypt
Taia WK1 and Bassiouni EM2
1Professor, Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
2Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany and Microbiology, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Taia WK, Professor, Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.
May 04, 2022; Published: May 30, 2022
This investigation concerning study of the trapped pollen grains in the aerosol of Alexandria city, Egypt throughout a full year from May 2019 to April 2020. To carry this work Hirst type volumetric trap was fixed in the roof of about 40 m above the ground building in El-Shatby district. A Tape removed after each week and segmented into 24 hours pieces and examined. The pollen counts are indicated the daily mean count per cubic meter of air. The data obtained indicated low annual pollen index with the dominant species belonging to the Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae complex followed by Casuarina, Arecaceae, Pinus and Urtica. The maximum pollen incident was in both summer and spring while the lowest was during winter. There was no correlation between both the pollen incident and the different climatic factors. The study concluded that pollinosis in Alexandria city is not due to the pollen grain only, but it is due to combinations of factors beside the quantity of pollen in the air. The results have been discussed according to the works done in this concern.
Keywords Aeropalynology; Allergy; Pollen Grains; Pollution
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