Research Papers/Topics in Botany

The effects of cement dust on Amaranthus Viridis.

ABSTRACTThe   experiment   was   carried   out   to   investigate   the   effect   of   cement   dust   pollution   onAmaranthus viridis in respect to growth, heavy metal uptake and the plant in general. Loamysoil was polluted with Dangote cement in a ratio of (100:1). It was observed that the presenceof cement dust in the polluted soil did not affect the germinati...

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...