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The germination, survival and growth of four accessions each of
Glycine max and Lycopersicon esculentum in crude oil polluted
soil were investigated in this study. The TGX 1440-1E accession of G.
max performed better than the other accessions of G. max while
the DT 95/370 accession of L. esculentum performed better than
the other accessions of L. esculentum. The accessions of L.
esculentum survived more in the crude oil polluted soil than the accessions
of G. max but the accessions of G. max grew faster than
those of L. esculentum. General analysis of the performances of
the accessions of the crops showed that TGX 1440-1E accession of G.
max performed better than other accessions of G. max and L.
esculentum used in the study. This suggests that intraspecific differences
exist in the way plants respond to crude oil pollution. Such intraspecific
differences can be utilized in planning for crops to be planted in crude
oil polluted soil.