THE EFFECT OF SIMULATED ACID RAIN ON TWO POPULATIONS OF SENECIO VULGARIS L.
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 89, Issue 4, pages 687–691, December 1981
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HODGKIN, S. E. and BRIGGS, D. (1981), THE EFFECT OF SIMULATED ACID RAIN ON TWO POPULATIONS OF SENECIO VULGARIS L. New Phytologist, 89: 687–691. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1981.tb02347.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Accepted 20 May 1981)
The effect of simulated acid rain on two populations of Senecio vulgaris was studied. Evidence suggests that the population from a relatively unpolluted area of the British Isles was more sensitive to applied dilute sulphuric acid than a population from east England, where a higher level of air pollution is likely. In making a cautious interpretation of our results, we point out that further studies are necessary before the hypothesis, that ecotypic differentiation occurs in response to acid rain, can be accepted.