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Study on Plantago major L. dan Phaseolus vulgaris L. chlorophyll and carotenoid content using as bioincator for air pollution

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Author(s): ENDANG ANGGARWULAN | SOLICHATUN

Journal: Biodiversitas
ISSN 1412-033X

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 279;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: chlorophyll | bioindicator | Planatago major | Phaseolus vulgaris

ABSTRACT
The aims of this research were to study using chlorophyll and carotenoid as bioindicator air quality. This research used completely randomized design 2 x 4 factorial with 5 replicates. The first factor was distance from source of exhaust automobile emissions, consists of 4 levels: 0,50, 100, and 200 m. The second factor was plant spesies, consist 2 level: Plantago major and Phaseolus vulgaris. Data collected were analyzed using Multiple Regression Analysis followed by Duncan Multiple Range Test in 5% confidence level. The result indicated that increasing distance from source exhaust automobile emission, increased growth and chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll content in Phaseolus is more sensitive as bioindicator for air pollution.
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