Journal of Plant and Environmental Research

  • Element content, growth and metabolic changes in Cu- and Cd- stressed Phaseolus vulgaris plants

    Element content, growth and metabolic changes in Cu- and Cd- stressed Phaseolus vulgaris plants Mahmoud E. Younis *, Shaimaa M. N. Tourky and Shaimaa E. A. Elsharkawy Botany Department, Faculty of Science, University of Mansoura, Mansoura, Egypt A large-scale pot experiment was accomplished for investigation of the varied effects of different concentrations of Cu and Cd on certain growth and metabolic attributes of roots and shoots of Phaseolus vulgaris plants, over a period of three weeks. Plants supplemented with Cu…

  • Effectof Soil Factors on Net N-Mineralization and Decomposition Rate of Organic Nutrient Sources

    Effectof Soil Factors on Net N-Mineralization and Decomposition Rate of Organic Nutrient Sources Abebe Abay Central Ethiopia Environment and Forest Research Institute Rate of Mineralization for Organic Nutrient Sources (ONS) depends on temperature, soil moisture, soil chemical, physical, biological properties as well as the chemical composition of the ONS. Erythrinaabyssinica (EA), Erythrinabrucei(EB) and Enseteventricosum(EV) (ONS) were randomly collected from Sidama and Wolaita zones of southern Ethiopia. Surface soil samples (0-20 cm) depths were also collected from Cambisols of Wolaita and…

  • Determination of some Heavy Metals Speciation Pattern in Typha domingensis invaded Soil in Bauchi, Nigeria

    Determination of some Heavy Metals Speciation Pattern in Typha domingensis invaded Soil in Bauchi, Nigeria U .F 1, Hassan, H. F2, Ushie, O. A3, MUSA, Z .A2 and Ntui, T.N4 1 Department of Chemistry, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria;2General Hospital, Bauchi State, Nigeria; 3Department of Chemical Science, Federal University, Wukari Nigeria; 4Department of Chemical Science, Cross River University of Technology Calabar, Nigeria The speciation of some heavy metals on Typha domingensis invaded soil along Gombe road, Bauchi were evaluated….

  • Herbal home garden and ex-situ conservation of medicinal plants

    Herbal home garden and ex-situ conservation of medicinal plants for promotion and conservation of traditional health knowledge: a geographical perspective Nitu  University of Delhi, Delhi Herbal home remedies have a long history which is in the form of oral tradition. Herbs and other locally available medicinal plants have been used for healing purposes and maintaining good health since time immemorial. These practices of healthy living and use of herbs for curing diseases enunciated in Ayurveda and are in vogue in…

  • Compost production of rice husks with chicken bones and its effects in soil pH

    Rapid composting of rice husks with chicken bones to produce compost rich with calcium and the effect of product compost in the increase of soil pH value Rabah S. Shareef 1, 2,  Awang soh3, Zakaria Wahab4 and Ibni Hajar Rukunudin 5 1College of Education-Al-Qiam, University of Anbar, Iraq. 2 School of Bioprocess Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis,   Perlis,, Malaysia. 3 School of Bioprocess Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis,   Perlis,, Malaysia. 4 School of Biosystem Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis,   Perlis,, Malaysia. 5 School of Bioprocess Engineering, University Malaysia…

  • Interactive effect of water deficiency, gibberellic acid and proline on maize

    The interactive effect of the water deficiency, gibberellic acid and proline on the growth of maize MUSTAFA. R. AL-SHAHEEN1,2 Muaiad Hadi Ismael1 1Department of Field Crop, College of Agriculture, University of Anbar, Anbar, Iraq 2School of Bioprocess Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis, Perlis, Malaysia A field experiment was conducted in Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia from 15/2/2014 and 15/2/2015 two seasons. In each year, the experiments have been implemented in order to study the effect of three levels of irrigation water (25%…

  • Heavy metal levels in soils and three herbaceous species in phytoremediation

    Assessment of Heavy Metal Levels in the Soils of Ohyia Kaolin Mining Site and Screening of Three Local Herbaceous Species for Use in Phytoremediation C.E. Igwe1, E.C. Nzegbule2, J.N. Azorji3, and T.A. Okafor4 1Lecturer, Environmental Management and Toxicology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2Senior Lecturer, Environmental Management, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 3PhD Student, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 4Lecturer, Environmental Management and Toxicology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike The study assessed three local plant species…

  • Toxicological effects of Ambrosia maritima in Nubian goats

    Toxicological effects of Ambrosia maritima in Nubian goats Ilham, M.O. Ahmed1, Mohammed, A.S.1, Halima, M. O.1 and Ibtehal, M.A. Ahmed2   1 Veterinary Research Institute, P.O. Box: 8067 (Al Amarat), Khartoum/Sudan 2 Faculty of Medicine University of Khartoum/ Sudan Toxicity of Indigenous plant Ambrosia maritima was investigated. Twenty fore, 6-8 month old, 12 female and 12 male of Sudanese Nubian goats were used. Dried Leaves powder of Ambrosia maritima was mixed with water and given orally by drench to the animals…