Dr Edokpolor Ohanmu and IKHAJIAGBE, B; EDEGBAI, B.O   (Published 2018)

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 In Nigeria, S. stenocarpa is an under-utilized leguminous crop grown in Edo State mainly for its
tuberous root and less for the seeds. The purpose of this study was to determine the nitrogen assimilation and distribution
pattern of S. stenocarpa exposed to cadmium stress by partitioning the plant accessions into root and leaf, and N-nitrate
and N-ammonia analysis was carried out during the seedling and flowering stage. The results showed that cadmium stress
increased percentage foliar total nitrogen in TSs-91 in the Cd-5ESV from 2.03% to 2.03% and 1.93% to 5.73% 6 and 18
weeks after sowing with increased cadmium concentration. However, there was a reduction in leaves Nitrate-N with
increase in cadmium concentration. TSs-93 in Cd-5ESV had a Nitrate-N of 703.84 ppm as compared to 968.14 ppm in
control while the root was significantly reduced from 771.71 to 516.36 ppm. Irrespective of leaves, roots and metal
concentration, TSs-91 sow in control soils assimilated 6.29% nitrogen nitrate as compared to 0.16% in nitrogen ammonia.
It was observed that the plants assimilated nitrogen more in the nitrate form than in the ammonia form and are stored in
the leaves as compared to the roots except TSs-95 which stored more N-nitrate in the roots.

Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
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Keywords: legumes, nitrogen, ammonia, pollution, Nigeria, heavy metal, assimilation
Department: Natural Science
Field of Study: Biology
Uploaded By: Enoyoze Esosa
Date Added: 29 Jan 2019 9:32am
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019
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