An estimation of the urban system\'s mutagenic background using Populus berolinensis Dipp.

I. Sluchyk

Vasyl Stefanyk Prekarpathian National University
Shevchenka st. 57, Ivano-Frankivsk, 76000 Ukraine

As informative biomarkers of a level of pollution of urban surroundings the sensitive test-parameters of Populus berolinensis Dipp. was used. The concentration of the majority of heavy metals in vegetative tissues increased with augmentation of an industrial-transport load. In some areas, an increase in the degree of chromosomal apparatus damage and a pronounced mitotic inhibition were observed. Basing on the carried out research, an estimation of the studied areas state according to its mutagenic background was made.

Keywords: bioindication, urban surroundings, environmental mutagens, Populus berolinensis Dipp.

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