Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology

Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2019

  • Role of Plant-Microbe Interactions in Rhizoremediation of Petroleum Product-Polluted Nigerian Soils

    Umeaku Chinyelu Nkiru, Okpokwasili Gideon Chijioke, Iwuala Moses, Nwigwe Harriet Chinyelu, Chris-Umeaku Chiamaka Ijeoma

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2019
    Pages: 36-47
    Received: 13 June 2018
    Accepted: 8 March 2019
    Published: 12 April 2019
    Abstract: Plant-microbe interactions in petroleum product-contaminated soils were examined under field conditions, to analyze the effects of environmental factors on rhizoremediation. Different plant types (elephant grass, cassava, carpet grass, Indian bamboo, fern, palm and a mixture of these plants) were considered. The abundance of effective indigenous mi... Show More
  • Assessment of Different PGPR Formulations as a Biological Fertilizer in Cultivation of Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

    Fazilet Parlakova Karagoz, Atilla Dursun

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2019
    Pages: 48-59
    Received: 13 March 2019
    Accepted: 23 April 2019
    Published: 20 May 2019
    Abstract: Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd.ex Klotzsch.) is one of the most important potted plants. This research was carried out to determine effects of different PGPR formulations, chemical fertilizers and their combinations on plant growth characteristics and nutrient content of growing medium in two different cultivars (Christmas Feelings and Chr... Show More
  • Utilization of Some Agro-Wastes for Cultivation of Pluerotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom) in Keffi Nigeria

    Odonye Enoch Peter, Galleh Raphael Peter, Ishaya Isa Obele, Gabriel Owuna, Makut Makwin Danladi, Smart Obiekieze, Ombugadu Akwashiki

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2019
    Pages: 60-69
    Received: 9 April 2019
    Accepted: 27 May 2019
    Published: 15 July 2019
    Abstract: Commercial crop production and many other agro-industrial activities generate large amount of cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. This research is aimed at the utilization of some of these agro-wastes for the cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom) in Keffi area. The agro-wastes (cassava peels (CP), banana leaves (BL), saw dust (SD),... Show More