Physiological responses of Solanum nigrum L. Species to the heavy crude oil

  • Ghazala Ahmad Hamaden University of Benghazi, Faculty of Science,
Keywords: Solanum nigrum L. black nightshade, heavy crude oil, phytoremediation

Abstract

The remediation of oil-contaminated soils has been a major problem in oil-producing countries.  Recently use of phytoremediation to clean such polluted sites has been on investigating.  In order to identify plants that can enhance the remediation, Solanum nigrum L. (black nightshade) was used on different concentrations (0.0,0.5,1.0,2.0,4.0,6.0,8.0,10.0 V/V) for  seed  germination and seedling  growth.  The results showed that seed germination and seedling performance were enhanced under heavy crude oil compounds.  This study indicates that black nightshade has more potential for resistance to crude oil concentrations and that can be used as promising tools for phytoremediation technology.

Author Biography

Ghazala Ahmad Hamaden, University of Benghazi, Faculty of Science,

 Botany Department, Benghazi – Libya..

of Benghazi, Benghazi – Libya.

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Published
2021-01-11
How to Cite
Hamaden, G. A. (2021). Physiological responses of Solanum nigrum L. Species to the heavy crude oil. IJO - International Journal of Mathematics, 3(12), 65-83. Retrieved from http://ijojournals.com/index.php/m/article/view/411