Improvement in Morphology and Organic Substances of Vigna radiata Growing Under Conocarpus erectus and Moringa oleifera Amended Soil

  • Shabana Askari
  • Ayesha Siddiqui
  • Sania Razzaque
Keywords: Bio-waste, Conocarpus erectus, Moringa oleifera, Vigna radiata, Carbohydrate, Photosynthetic pigments.


Background: Conocarpus erectus is an exotic plant and perpetuate vigorously in saline and calcareous soil of Karachi, whereas Moringa oleifera also easily grows in deserted soil of province of Sind. Both the plant species do not require much water to grow well. Moreover, they contain lots of macro and micronutrients in them which is easily and abundantly available.

Objectives: Current research was conducted to analyze the potentials of both the plant species to improve various growth parameters of economically important Vigna radiata.

Methodology: Experiment was conducted in randomized block fashion. Sterilized seeds of Vigna radiata were sown under different treatments (control, T1, T2, T3). The plants were harvested after 25 days of sowing and various physical and biochemical parameters like shoot length, root length, leaf area, leaf number, biomass, relative water contents, chlorophyll contents, carotenoid contents and carbohydrate contents were determined.

Results: Both the species were found efficient, but Conocarpus erectus shows significant results in enhancing all the morphological and biochemical parameters.

Conclusion: It was concluded from the present study that Conocarpus erectus can promote and enhance the growth of Vigna radiata.

Author Biographies

Shabana Askari

Department of Botany, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi 74600, Pakistan

Ayesha Siddiqui

Department of Biotechnology, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi 74600, Pakistan

Sania Razzaque

Department of Botany, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi 74600, Pakistan