Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3650

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of concentration of some essential and heavy metals in roots of Moringa stenopetala using flame atomic absorption spectroscopy

Kusse Gudishe Goroya
  • Kusse Gudishe Goroya
  • Department of Physics, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia.
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Tsegaye Mega Kaba
  • Tsegaye Mega Kaba
  • Department of Physics, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 10 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 22 January 2019
  •  Published: 25 February 2019


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