Effect of vehicular lead pollution on phylloplane mycoflora.

J. L. Mowll, G. M. Gadd (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus leaves from urban and control sites were assayed for total and available heavy metal levels and microbial populations. Leaves from the urban site contained as much as 100 times more Pb than leaves from the control site. Aureobasidium pullulans was dominant at both sites, but this dominance was greatly increased at the polluted urban site where numbers of other phylloplane organisms, especially Sporobolomyces roseus and bacteria, were greatly reduced. Adaptation by A. pullulans was not required for growth in the presence of lead.- from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)685-689
    Number of pages5
    JournalTransactions - British Mycological Society
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1985

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Environmental Science
    • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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