Date of Award

Spring 1986

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

Guido Bugni

Second Advisor

John Christenson

Third Advisor

Joseph Ward

Abstract

Due to the pollutant effects of ozone on corn the overall photosynthetic activity of the corn is diminished. This is due to a reduction of the permeability of the membranes in the palisade cells by the process of ozonolysis which breaks critical carbon-carbon double bonds in the membranes. This fact is statistically supported and shows ozone pollution has an overall negative effect on the growing of corn.

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