D.N. Rao's scientific contributions

Citations

... Usually, chlorophyll content decreases under pollution stress due to deposition of particulate matter on leaf surface 17 and the presence of sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) in the environment in higher concentration. The SO 2 ruptures the chloroplast membranes and consequently degrade the chlorophyll content of leaves 18 . A polluted and dusty leaf surface causes a reduction in photosynthetic activity and thus a decline in chlorophyll content 19 . ...