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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 66-69
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2014.66.69
 
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Growth of Calopogonium mucunoides Desv. in Crude Oil Contaminated Soil: A Possible Phytoremediating Agent
K. Okonwu, S.I. Mensah and S.M. Sam

Abstract:
Calopogonium mucunoides Desv. was subjected to varying concentrations of crude oil equilibrated with water. Five treatments viz 0, 5, 10, 20 and 30% were used in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replicates. These treatments were applied once to two weeks old seedlings of C. mucunoides using ring method and the plants were allowed to stand for eight weeks. The effects of these treatments on plant height, leaf area and biomass of C. mucunoides were studied. The total chlorophyll contents were also studied. The study showed that 5% treatment gave the highest value for plant height and biomass content while 10% treatment gave the highest value for leaf area and chlorophyll content when compared to control (0%) respectively. It was observed that as the concentration of the crude oil increases, there were corresponding reduction in the plant height, leaf area, biomass and chlorophyll content. These results implied that C. mucunoides can tolerate to some degree of crude oil contamination and thus can be used for phytoremediation in crude oil contaminated soil.
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K. Okonwu, S.I. Mensah and S.M. Sam, 2014. Growth of Calopogonium mucunoides Desv. in Crude Oil Contaminated Soil: A Possible Phytoremediating Agent. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 8: 66-69.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2014.66.69

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2014.66.69

 
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