Germination of Seeds of Selected Leguminous Tree Species Moistened with Varying Concentrations of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Water Extracts

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/558799
Title:
Germination of Seeds of Selected Leguminous Tree Species Moistened with Varying Concentrations of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Water Extracts
Authors:
Adelusi Oyedeji, Ayodele; Kayode, Joshua; Besenyei, Lynn; Fullen, Michael A.
Abstract:
The study investigates the germination of selected leguminous tree species (LTS) native to the forest ecosystem and oil producing areas of Nigeria. Germination experiments of 250 seeds from each of the selected members of the Fabaceae family: Bauhinia monandra (Kurz), Delonix regia (Boj. ex Hook.) Raf. and Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schum. & Thonn.) Taubert were conducted in petri dishes double-layered with Whatman No. 1 filter papers for 10 days and moistened with varying concentrations of crude oil contaminated soil water extracts (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 ml), with a view to determining the ability of these plants to germinate and establish in soil polluted with crude oil. The mean percentage germination of each tree species was thus determined. All the LTS germinated, but germination was concentration dependent, as percentage germination decreased with increased oil concentrations. Evaluation of the initial growth responses and tolerances of these LTS in oil-polluted soil may provide useful information about the potential of these plant species for phytoremediation.
Citation:
Germination of Seeds of Selected Leguminous Tree Species Moistened with Varying Concentrations of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Water Extracts 2015, 06 (09):1575 American Journal of Plant Sciences
Publisher:
Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
Journal:
American Journal of Plant Sciences
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/558799
DOI:
10.4236/ajps.2015.69157
Additional Links:
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownload.aspx?DOI=10.4236/ajps.2015.69157
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2158-2742; 2158-2750
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAdelusi Oyedeji, Ayodeleen
dc.contributor.authorKayode, Joshuaen
dc.contributor.authorBesenyei, Lynnen
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-02T14:08:30Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-02T14:08:30Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.citationGermination of Seeds of Selected Leguminous Tree Species Moistened with Varying Concentrations of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Water Extracts 2015, 06 (09):1575 American Journal of Plant Sciencesen
dc.identifier.issn2158-2742en
dc.identifier.issn2158-2750en
dc.identifier.doi10.4236/ajps.2015.69157en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/558799en
dc.description.abstractThe study investigates the germination of selected leguminous tree species (LTS) native to the forest ecosystem and oil producing areas of Nigeria. Germination experiments of 250 seeds from each of the selected members of the Fabaceae family: Bauhinia monandra (Kurz), Delonix regia (Boj. ex Hook.) Raf. and Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schum. & Thonn.) Taubert were conducted in petri dishes double-layered with Whatman No. 1 filter papers for 10 days and moistened with varying concentrations of crude oil contaminated soil water extracts (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 ml), with a view to determining the ability of these plants to germinate and establish in soil polluted with crude oil. The mean percentage germination of each tree species was thus determined. All the LTS germinated, but germination was concentration dependent, as percentage germination decreased with increased oil concentrations. Evaluation of the initial growth responses and tolerances of these LTS in oil-polluted soil may provide useful information about the potential of these plant species for phytoremediation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishing Inc.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownload.aspx?DOI=10.4236/ajps.2015.69157en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to American Journal of Plant Sciencesen
dc.subjectGerminationen
dc.subjectFabaceaeen
dc.subjectCrude Oilen
dc.subjectPollutionen
dc.subjectPhytoremediationen
dc.subjectTree Speciesen
dc.titleGermination of Seeds of Selected Leguminous Tree Species Moistened with Varying Concentrations of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Water Extractsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Journal of Plant Sciencesen
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