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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 19, No. 1, 2015, pp. 53-63
Bioline Code: ja15007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2015, pp. 53-63

 en Aeropalynological Investigation of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
ABDULRAHAMAN, ABDULLAHI-ALANAMU; ARUOFOR, ORITSETIMEYIN S.; GARUBA, TAOFIK; KOLAWOLE, OPEYEMI SAHEED; OLAHAN, GANIYU S. & OLADELE, FELIX A.

Abstract

Hay fever allergy could either be from pollen or fungi spores. Using the Hirst model of pollen trap, pollen buckets were constructed; with pollen trap solutions inside them, they were placed in specific locations in the University of Ilorin for four months (December 2012/January 2013 to March/April 2013). Using acetolysis reaction, pollens and spores were recovered from the trap solution and were analyzed and identified in the microscope. Pollen/spore were counted and compared with meteorological parameters i.e. rainfall, sunshine, wind speed, humidity, and temperature. It was observed that pollen/spore concentrations were influenced by these meteorological factors. Hence there is need for us to always determine the amount of these pollen/spore concentrations all year round as it will help to predict the vegetation of a given area as well as helping hay fever sufferers manage their allergies effectively.

Keywords
Hey fever; meteorological parameters; pollens; spores; climate; University of Ilorin

 
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