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Title: Effect of acid rain on growth of Papaya (Carica papaya) and Castor (Ricinus communis) plants
Authors: Madiha, Yakubu, Haruna
Khan, Abrar Ahmad
Darma, Zubairu Umar
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Acid rain;Growth;Papaya;Castor;Susceptible;Όξινη βροχή;Ανάπτυξη;Παπάγια;Ευαίσθητος
Subjects: Science
Issue Date: 14-Feb-2015
Date of availability: 14-Feb-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Abstract: In the present study, pot experiments were carried out to observe the effects of simulated acid rain (pH 5.5, 5.0 and 4.5) exposures on papaya and castor plants. All levels of pH affected adversely to all growth parameters (length, fresh and dry weight of root and shoot) of both plants. The yellowing, injuries and necrotic symptoms were observed on papaya. All plant growth parameters were significantly suppressed by all the pH levels. The reductions in parameters were concentration dependent. Highest reductions in all plant growth parameters were observed in 4.5 pH treatment. The papaya was found more susceptible than castor.
Language: English
Citation: Madiha, Yakubu, H., Khan, A.A. and Darma, Z.U. (2014). Effect of acid rain on growth of Papaya (Carica papaya) and Castor (Ricinus communis) plants. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 9(1): 43-47. Available from:
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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