African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 1036

Full Length Research Paper

Seasonal impact on phyto-accumulation potentials of selected edible vegetables grown in Ishiagu quarry mining effluent discharge soils

Osuocha K. U
  • Osuocha K. U
  • Department of Biochemistry, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.
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Akubugwo E. I
  • Akubugwo E. I
  • Department of Biochemistry, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.
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Chinyere G. C
  • Chinyere G. C
  • Department of Biochemistry, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.
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Ugbogu A. E
  • Ugbogu A. E
  • Department of Biochemistry, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 28 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 18 September 2015
  •  Published: 31 January 2016


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