Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2009, Vol 7, Num, 1     (Pages: 011-017)

Airborne pollen grains of Turkey

Adem BIÇAKÇI 1, Mustafa Kemal ALTUNOĞLU 1, Aycan BİLİŞİK 1, Sevcan ÇELENK 1, Yakup CANITEZ , Hulusi MALYER 1, Nihat SAPAN 2,

1 Uludağ Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü, Bursa, Türkiye
2 Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Çocuk Allerji Bilim Dalı, Bursa, Türkiye

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In this evaluation, the results of aeropalynological studies carried out for 49 regions of Turkey have been assessed. The most common and greatest amounts of pollens in the atmosphere of Turkey were Cupressaceae, Pinus and Gramineae. The highest amount for pollen grains was recorded between March and June.

Keywords : Pollen, allergy, pollen calendar, aeropalynology