Research Papers/Topics in Botany

Pollen Grains in reconstructing past climate

This work was written to help people and the society in general understand the contributions little, unnoticeable things like the pollen grains make in the world and also for them to see the relevance of paleo-botany

ANATOMY AND WATER PURIFICATION POTENTIALS OF SEEDS OF MORINGA OLEIFERA

This study focused on elucidating the anatomy of Moringa oleifera seed and developing an efficient and cost effective procedure for using Moringa oleifera seeds to produce natural coagulant for use in drinking water treatment. The study investigates processing Moringa oleifera seeds to concentrate the bio-active constituents which have coagulation activity. It is generally accepted that Moringa works as a coagulant due to positively charged, water-soluble proteins, which bind with nega...

Anatomical Analysis and Seed-Coat Imposed Dormancy in Parkia biglobosa

The effect of different treatments of breaking seed dormancy of Parkia biglobosa seeds were studied in this project work. The results of different treatments observed showed 88% for concentrated H2SO4, 80% for scarification (with scalpel) and 52% for dry heat while the untreated seed (control) is 40% germination. The speed of germination for some treated seeds are also observed to be greater than that of the untreated seeds with seeds treated with concentrated H2SO4 having the highest value o...

FLORISTICS AND STRUCTURE OF FALLOW VEGETATION

Vegetation-environment (soil) was studied in fallow plots in Uyo, ranging from 0-year-old to 6-year-old. Systematicsampling method was used to sample both vegetation and soil. The parameters determined for vegetation included; Height,Frequency, Basal area and Crown cover for all species. The soil physical and chemical properties were also determined.Results obtained showed that there were eight (8) plant species in the 0-year old plot, 12 species in the 2-year old plot,20 species of plants in...