Impact of Industrial and vehicular Air Pollution on photosynthetic pigments of selected plant species
The present study was endeavoured to investigate the air pollution induced changes in photosynthetic pigments of selected plant species from different study areas. Three different extracting solvents i.e. 80% Acetone, 95% Ethanol and 100% Methanol were used with a view that structural composition of plants may be relevant to inspect their responses towards surrounding environmental cues. The spectrophotometric quantification of chlorophyll and carotenoids showed significant variations in polluted areas when compared with less polluted areas. The pigment quantification showed a decreasing trend from less-polluted to heavily polluted areas.